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decree

de·cree

decree

 
 
pronunciation:
dih kri
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an official and authoritative order or decision, esp. by a ruler or government.
He and all of his followers were banished by the king's decree.
synonyms:
edict, fiat
similar words:
command, dictate, dictum, judgment, mandate, order, ordinance, proclamation, rescript, ruling, ukase
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: decreed, decreeing, decrees
definition: to order, decide, or ordain officially and authoritatively.
The king decreed that his daughter should inherit the throne after his death.The government decreed a temporary ban on shrimp fishing.
synonyms:
ordain
similar words:
adjudge, call, dictate, order, proclaim, promulgate, will
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to pronounce or put forth a decree.
synonyms:
ordain
similar words:
command, dictate, prescribe
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