Synonyms of order in English:

order


See definition of order

noun

1‘the list is in alphabetical order’

SYNONYMS
sequence, arrangement, organization, disposition, structure, system, series, succession
grouping, classification, categorization, codification, systematization, disposal, form
layout, array, set-up, line-up

2‘I tried to restore the room to some semblance of order’

SYNONYMS
tidiness, neatness, orderliness, trimness, harmony, apple-pie order
ANTONYMS

chaos, disarray, untidiness

3‘6,000 police were needed to keep order’

SYNONYMS
peace, control, lawful behaviour, law and order, law, lawfulness, discipline, calm, quiet, peace and quiet, quietness, peacefulness, peaceableness, tranquillity, serenity
ANTONYMS

disorder

4‘the idea appealed to his sense of order’

SYNONYMS
orderliness, organization, method, system
symmetry, pattern, uniformity, regularity, routine

5‘all the equipment was in good order’

SYNONYMS
condition, state, repair, shape, situation

6‘I had no choice but to obey his orders’

SYNONYMS
command, instruction, directive, direction, decree, edict, injunction, mandate, dictate, commandment
law, rule, regulation, ordinance, statute, fiat, diktat
demand, bidding, requirement, stipulation
summons, writ, warrant
pronunciamento
ukase
informal say-so
literary behest
rare rescript

7‘winning the order would mean about £60 million worth of work for the company’

SYNONYMS
commission, purchase order, request, requisition, demand, call
booking, reservation, application

8‘the upper and lower orders of society’

SYNONYMS
class, level, rank, caste, grade, degree, position, station, category

9‘the established social order’

SYNONYMS
system, class system, hierarchy, pecking order, grouping, grading, ranking, scale

10‘the higher orders of insects’

SYNONYMS
taxonomic group, class, subclass, family, species, breed
technical taxon

11‘the head of a religious order’

SYNONYMS
community, brotherhood, sisterhood

12‘the Independent Orange Order’

SYNONYMS
organization, association, society, fellowship, body, fraternity, confraternity, sorority, brotherhood, sisterhood, lodge, guild, league, union, club
denomination, sect
rare sodality

13‘diplomatic skills of a very high order’

SYNONYMS
type, kind, sort, nature, variety, ilk, genre, cast, style, brand, vintage
quality, calibre, standard

verb

1‘he ordered me to return at once’

SYNONYMS
instruct, command, direct, enjoin, give the order to, give the command to, tell, require, charge, adjure
literary bid

2‘Judge Butler ordered that assets worth £23,000 be confiscated under the Drugs Trafficking Act’

SYNONYMS
decree, ordain, rule, legislate, lay down, dictate, prescribe, pronounce, determine
rare enact

3‘you can order your tickets by phone’

SYNONYMS
request, apply for, send away for, send off for, write off for, put in an order for, place an order for, requisition
book, reserve
commission, contract for
rare bespeak

4‘Derek struggled to order his thoughts’

SYNONYMS
organize, put in order, set in order, arrange, sort out, straighten out, marshal, dispose, lay out, regulate
group, classify, categorize, catalogue, codify, systematize, systemize, tabulate
triage
rare methodize

Phrases

    in order

    1‘list the points you intend to cover and put them in order’


    SYNONYMS

    in sequence, in alphabetical order, in numerical order, in order of priority, in order of merit, in order of seniority

    2‘when he switched on the light and went in, he found everything in order’


    SYNONYMS

    tidy, neat, neat and tidy, orderly, straight, trim, shipshape, shipshape and Bristol fashion, in apple-pie order, spick and span

    in position, in place

    3‘I think it's in order for me to take the credit, don't you?’


    SYNONYMS

    appropriate, fitting, suitable, right, correct, proper

    acceptable, all right, permissible, permitted, allowable

    comme il faut

    informal

    okay

    of the order of

    ‘the reduction was of the order of 11 percent’


    SYNONYMS

    roughly, approximately, about, around, just about, round about, or so, or thereabouts, more or less, in the neighbourhood of, in the region of, in the area of, in the vicinity of, something like, or thereabouts, give or take, give or take a few, in round numbers, rounded down, rounded up

    near to, close to, nearly, not far off, almost, approaching

    British

    getting on for

    circa

    informal

    pushing, as near as dammit

    North American informal

    in the ballpark of

    archaic

    nigh

    ANTONYMS

    precisely

    order someone about/around


    SYNONYMS

    tell someone what to do, give orders to, boss about, boss around, bully, lord it over, dictate to, ride roughshod over, dominate, domineer, browbeat

    throw one's weight about, throw one's weight around, lay down the law

    informal

    push about, push around

    the order of the day

    ‘spectacle is the order of the day for many younger artists’


    SYNONYMS

    predominant, prevalent, current, customary, established, common, widespread, preponderant, in force, in effect, popular

    informal

    the in thing

    out of order

    1‘the lift's out of order’


    SYNONYMS

    not working, not in working order, not functioning, broken, broken-down, out of service, out of commission, acting up, unserviceable, faulty, defective, non-functional, inoperative, in disrepair

    down

    informal

    conked out, bust, kaput, gone kaput, gone phut, on the blink, gone haywire, shot

    British informal

    knackered, jiggered, wonky

    North American informal

    on the fritz, out of whack

    British vulgar slang

    buggered

    2‘he wanted to sack her on the spot—that's really out of order’


    SYNONYMS

    unacceptable, unfair, unjust, unjustified, uncalled for, below the belt, out of turn, not done, unreasonable, unwarranted, unnecessary, wrong, beyond the pale, improper, irregular

    informal

    not on, a bit much

    British informal

    a bit thick, off, not cricket

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    over the fence