Synonyms of 'order'
to command or instruct (to do something)Williams ordered him to leave.
He commanded his troops to attack.
They have instructed solicitors to sue for compensation.
They have been directed to give special attention to poverty.
charge (formal), ,
Jesus charged his disciples to preach the gospel.
The rules require employers to provide safety training.
I dare say he did as he was bidden.
She enjoined me strictly not to tell anyone else.
2 (verb) The President has ordered a full investigation.
He got the two men off the hook by decreeing a general amnesty.
rule, , ,
The court ruled that laws passed by the assembly remained valid.
The judge said he was passing the sentence prescribed by law.
He ordained that women should be veiled in public.
to request (something) to be supplied in return for paymentI often order goods over the Internet these days.
I requested a copy of the form.
She booked herself a flight home last night.
She demanded an immediate apology.
The couple have sought help from marriage guidance counsellors.
I'll reserve a table for five.
I managed to engage a room for the night.
He's already solicited their support on health care reform.
the task of requisitioning men and supplies
put in for,
send away for
to arrange (things) methodically or in their proper placesEntries in the book are ordered alphabetically.
He started to arrange the books in piles.
The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections.
He sorted the materials into their folders.
Position trailing plants near the edges of the basket.
The pots are all ranged in neat rows.
Papers are filed alphabetically.
Daffodils were ranked along a crazy paving path.
He began to organize his papers.
set out, , ,
Rocks can be classified according to their mode of origin.
A number of cups and saucers were arrayed on a side table.
He was preparing to dispose his effects about the room.
She made her bed and tidied her room.
The government marshalled its economic resources.
Results for the test program haven't been tabulated yet.
The way to stay on top is to systematize your approach.
Trim and neaten the edges of the fabric.
put in order,
set in order,
put to rights
an instruction that must be obeyedMr North had been arrested on the orders of the Spanish government.
instruction, , , ,
No reason for this instruction was given.
The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
They must abide by the dictates of the new government.
He issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups to disband.
The union already has a mandate to ballot for a strike.
Thanks to a new directive, labelling will be more specific.
He took out a court injunction against the newspaper.
an instruction to supply something in return for paymentThe company say they can't supply our order.
an arrangement of things in successionList the key headings and sort them in a logical order.
The chronological sequence gives the book an element of structure.
the latest in a long line of successes
a series of explosions
a horrific chain of events
an imaginative flower arrangement
He took a succession of jobs which have stood him in good stead.
the markets with their wonderful arrays of fruit and vegetables
The treatment involves the placement of electrodes in the inner ear.
the accepted classification of the animal and plant kingdoms
the steady progression of events in my life
the disposition of walls and entrances
a state in which everything is arranged logically, comprehensibly, or naturallyThe wish to impose order upon confusion is a kind of intellectual instinct.
the internal organization of the department
They go about their work with method and common sense.
pattern, , ,
All three attacks followed the same pattern.
the incredible beauty and symmetry of a snowflake
The grounds were a perfect balance between neatness and natural wildness.
a peaceful or harmonious condition of societyHe has the power to use force to maintain public order.
a group of people who have been awarded a particular honourthe Benedictine order of monks
the historical society
He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.
Members of an environmental group are staging a protest inside a chemical plant.
He was a member of the local youth club.
He's well liked by the local community.
the League of Nations
the British Olympic Association
a research institute devoted to software programming
Most of the funds are provided by voluntary organizations.
a small circle of friends
chairman of a huge multi-national corporation
My father would occasionally go to his Masonic lodge.
the Writers' Guild of America
the National Youth Fellowship
fraternity (US, Canadian),
He joined a college fraternity.
a secret international brotherhood
a social classHe maintained that the higher orders of society must rule the lower.
the relationship between different social classes
the popular watering hole for the literary set
He eventually rose to the rank of captain.
the fall of a man of high degree and noble character
Staff turnover is high among junior grades.
life outside academic spheres of society
Most of these people are from the socially-disadvantaged lower castes.
one of the groups into which a class is divided, containing one or more familiesthe order of insects Coleoptera, better known as beetles
I hate Lewis and his kind just as much as you do.
The recipes are divided into groups according to their main ingredients.
a new class of personal computer
foods in the cabbage family, such as Brussels sprouts
He contracted a rare form of cancer.
What sort of person is he?
There are various types of the disease.
She grows 12 varieties of old-fashioned roses.
Hers was an essentially optimistic cast of mind.
There are several thousand species of trees here.
rare breeds of cattle
a particularly beautiful strain of Swiss pansies
The entries were organised into six different categories.
his love of films and novels in the horror genre
several different classifications of vehicles
all the species of a particular genus
politicians and their ilk
See be the order of the day
See in order
See order someone about or around
See out of order
A place for everything, and everything in its placeThere's a time and a place for everything
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in the sense of adjure
to command someone to do something
in the sense of application
a formal request, for example for a job
His application for membership was rejected.
in the sense of arrangement
the form in which things are arranged
an imaginative flower arrangement
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