Synonyms of 'order'
1 commandDictionary, instruct, direct
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.
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 decreeDictionary, rule, demand
The President has ordered a full investigation.
He got the two men off the hook by decreeing a general amnesty.
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.
3 requestDictionary, ask (for), book
I 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.
He 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
4 arrangeDictionary, group, sort
Entries 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.
Rocks can be classified according to their mode of origin.
Here are arrayed such 20th century relics as Madonna's bustier.
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
1 instructionDictionary, ruling, demand
They were arrested and executed on the orders of Stalin.
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.
2 requestDictionary, booking, demand
The company say they can't supply our order.
3 sequenceDictionary, grouping, ordering
List 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
4 organizationDictionary, system, method
The 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.
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.
5 peaceDictionary, control, law
He has the power to use force to maintain public order.
6 societyDictionary, company, group
the 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
7 classDictionary, set, rank
He 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.
8 kindDictionary, group, class
the 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.
The navy is developing a new class of nuclear-powered submarine.
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
idiombe the order of the day
phrasal verborder someone about or around
A place for everything, and everything in its place
There's a time and a place for everything
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An application for something such as a job or membership of an organization is a formal written request for it.
His application for membership was rejected.
Thesaurus for order from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you do something in order to achieve a particular thing or in order that something can happen , you do it because you want to achieve that thing.