Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun decree

1 sense of decree

Sense 1
decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript -- (a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there")
       => act, enactment -- (a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb decree

2 senses of decree

Sense 1
decree -- (issue a decree; "The King only can decree")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 2
rule, decree -- (decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

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