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División en sílabas: or·dain
Pronunciación: /ôrˈdān

Definición de ordain en inglés:


[with object]
1Make (someone) a priest or minister; confer holy orders on.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • While in Golden, he was ordained an Episcopal minister and later served residents in Colorado's mining camps during his scientific excursions.
  • He was ordained a minister two years ago and is pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, which has more than 400 members.
  • He was finally ordained as a Presbyterian minister after moving to Utica, New York, in 1822 to become principal of a school.
confer holy orders on, appoint, anoint, consecrate, install, invest, induct
2Order or decree (something) officially: equal punishment was ordained for the two crimes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It struck me that many West Virginians delighted in telling stories of what happened to their lives the moment the court ordained desegregation.
  • She had run from the devastation she had caused and from her brethren, who pursued her to bring her to justice ordained by the council.
  • Apparently, it was ordained that two brothers could not be so close, and Paddy was transferred.
decree, rule, order, command, enjoin, lay/set down, establish, dictate, legislate, prescribe, pronounce
2.1(Especially of God or fate) prescribe; determine (something): the path ordained by God
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is not ordained by God or determined by Nature.
  • Surrender, compromise with the regime, or a cease-fire means abandoning the path ordained by God and signifies an abrogation of the faith.
  • In any event, traditionalist liberals are just as able to claim that their faith is directly ordained by God, rather than simply a matter of human interpretation, as are reactionaries.
predetermine, predestine, preordain, destine, determine, prescribe, designate, will


Middle English (also in the sense 'put in order'): from Anglo-Norman French ordeiner, from Latin ordinare, from ordo, ordin- (see order).



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • If everything is in order, there must be an ordainer.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • There was not only a freedom of religion but also freedom to practice a religion in any manner, without compulsion and decree or ordainment.
  • In North America, in the absence of official ordainment, religious leaders connected with different Islamic centers often use the title to indicate their religious standing in the community.
  • More serious than unethical conversion is unethical ordainment.

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