Synonyms of order in English:



  • 1 alphabetical order
    sequence, arrangement, organization, disposition, system, series, succession; grouping, classification, categorization, codification, systematization
  • 2 his tidy desk demonstrates his sense of order
    tidiness, neatness, orderliness, organization, method, system; symmetry, uniformity, regularity; routine
    [Antonyms] chaos disarray
  • 3 the police were needed to keep order
    peace, control, law (and order), lawfulness, discipline, calm, (peace and) quiet, peacefulness, peaceableness
  • 4 the equipment was in good order
    condition, state, repair, shape
  • 5 I had to obey her orders
    command, instruction, directive, direction, decree, edict, injunction, mandate, dictate, commandment, rescript; law, rule, regulation, diktat; demand, bidding, requirement, stipulation
    informal say-so
    formal ordinance
    literary behest
    [Antonyms] suggestion
  • 6 the company has won the order
    commission, contract, purchase order, request, requisition; booking, reservation
    [Antonyms] chaos
  • 7 the lower orders of society
    class, level, rank, grade, degree, position, category
    dated station
  • 8 the established social order
    (class) system, hierarchy, pecking order, grading, ranking, scale
  • 9 the higher orders of insects
    taxonomic group, class, family, species, breed; taxon
  • 10 a religious order
    community, brotherhood, sisterhood, organization, association, society, fellowship, fraternity, confraternity, congregation, sodality, lodge, guild, league, union, club; sect
  • 11 skills of a very high order
    type, kind, sort, nature, variety; quality, caliber, standard
  • verb

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  • 1 he ordered me to return
    instruct, command, direct, enjoin, tell, require, charge
    formal adjure
    literary bid
  • 2 the judge ordered that their assets be confiscated
    decree, ordain, rule, legislate, dictate, prescribe
  • 3 you can order your tickets by phone
    request, apply for, place an order for; book, reserve, preorder
    formal bespeak
  • 4 the messages are ordered chronologically
    organize, put in order, arrange, sort out, marshal, dispose, lay out; group, classify, categorize, catalog, codify, systematize, systemize
  • Phrases

    in order

  • 1.1 list the dates in order
  • 2.1 he found everything in order
    tidy, neat, orderly, straight, trim, shipshape, in apple-pie order; in position, in place
  • 3.1 I think it's in order for me to take the credit
    appropriate, fitting, suitable, acceptable, (all) right, permissible, permitted, allowable
    informal okay
  • order about/around

    what makes him think he can just waltz in and start ordering us about?tell what to dogive orders todictate tolay down the law to informalboss aroundpush around

    out of order

    the elevator's out of ordernot workingnot in working ordernot functioningbrokenbroken-downout of serviceout of commissionfaultydefectiveinoperativedown informalconked outbustbusted(gone) kaputon the fritzon the blinkout of whack

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