Synonyms of ordain in English:

ordain


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See Spanish definition of ordenar

verb

1‘the Church of England voted to ordain women’

SYNONYMS
confer holy orders on, appoint, induct, install, invest, anoint, consecrate
archaic frock

2‘the path ordained by God’

SYNONYMS
predetermine, predestine, preordain, foreordain, destine, prescribe, fate, will, determine, designate

3‘it was ordained that anyone hunting in the forest without permission was to pay a fine’

SYNONYMS
decree, rule, order, command, enjoin, lay down, set down, establish, fix, enact, legislate, dictate, prescribe, pronounce