Translation of ordain in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɔːrˈdeɪn; ɔːˈdeɪn/


  • 1 [Religion/Religión] ordenar to ordain a priest/minister ordenar a un sacerdote/pastor he was ordained in 1957 se ordenó en 1957
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    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (decree) [formal] to ordain that decretar que (followed by subjunctive/seguido por subjuntivo) 2.2 (predestine) predestinar
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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