Definitions for ordainɔrˈdeɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordain, enact(verb)

    order by virtue of superior authority; decree

    "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"

  2. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order(verb)

    appoint to a clerical posts

    "he was ordained in the Church"

  3. ordain(verb)

    invest with ministerial or priestly authority

    "The minister was ordained only last month"

  4. ordain(verb)

    issue an order

Wiktionary

  1. ordain(Verb)

    to prearrange unalterably

  2. ordain(Verb)

    to decree

  3. ordain(Verb)

    to admit into the ministry of the Christian church

  4. ordain(Verb)

    to authorize as a rabbi

  5. ordain(Verb)

    to predestine

Anagrams for ordain »

  1. Dorian, draino, inroad, radion, Rodina

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sharon Salzberg:

    Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain.

  2. Walt Whitman:

    From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, Going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me.


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