to determine the fate of in advance <he is stoic in the face of adversity, bolstered by his faith that everything in life has been ordained by a higher power> Related Words predestinate
to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority <a new bill that would ordain the funding of public schools through state lottery revenues>
to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action <the founders of the African republic ordained a form of government that was closely modeled on that of the United States> Related Words reenact
; bring about
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