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Definition of the verb ordain

What does ordain mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: ordained | ordaining | ordains

  1. order by virtue of superior authority; decree
    • example: The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of ordain: enact
    • more generic word: decree = issue a decree
    • more specific words:
  2. appoint to a clerical posts
    • example: he was ordained in the Church
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]They elected John
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]We elected him as governor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to be [Predicate, not sentential clause]We elected Alan to be our new governor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate]We elected him governor

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): adopt, appoint, coronate, crown, designate, elect, install, mark, name, nominate, proclaim, reelect, upgrade, want.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of ordain: consecrate / order / ordinate
    • more generic words: enthrone / invest / vest = provide with power and authority
  3. invest with ministerial or priestly authority
    • example: The minister was ordained only last month
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: enthrone / invest / vest = provide with power and authority
  4. issue an order

Alternative definition of the verb ordain

verb

  1. to prearrange unalterably
  2. to decree
  3. to admit into the ministry of the Christian church
  4. to authorize as a rabbi
  5. to predestine

Explanation

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Google previewCrabb's English Synonymes (1917)

by George Crabb

Ordain is a variation of order. To appoint is either the act of...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order (1864)

With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers : to which is Now Added an Index to the Words by George Crabb

ORDAIN is a variation of order. To appoint is either the...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order; with Copious Illustrations and Examples ... by George Crabb .. (1824)

by George Crabb

ORDAIN is a variation of order. To appoint is either the act of an equal or superior : we appoint a meeting with...

To ordain is an act emanating from the highest authority: kings ...

Google previewEnglish synonymes (1839)

Explained in alphabetical order by George Crabb, J. H. Hedley

ORDAiN is a variation of ofder. To appoint is either the...

Google previewRoutledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916) (2017)

Arranged Alphabetically with Complete Cross References Throughout by George Crabb

Ordain is a variation of order. To appoint is either the...

Google previewThe Third Revelation (2009)

The Rosary Chronicles by Ralph McInerny

The power to ordain is an awesome one, to be ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808)

Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers by John Jamieson

Ordain is the saidis actes to be extended, and have effect against the slayers of the saidis rcid fisch, in forbidden time, or that destroyes the smoltes and frye of salnx>und in mil-dammes, or be polkes, creilles, trammel nets, and herrie-tsaters.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ORCUS—ORDAIN. on orcin. It is a nitrogenous compound of strong tinctorial power. When isolated, orcein forms a red flocculent powder, freely soluble in alcohol, forming a scarlet fluid. Potash and ammonia dissolve it readily, forming a ...

Google previewLexicon to the English Poetical Works of John Milton (1907)

by Laura Emma Lockwood

Ordain, vb . tr.

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Usage statistics about ordain

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb ordain:

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Ordain Meaning

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Scrabble value of O1R1D2A1I1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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