ordain

Hear an audio pronunciation
Hear an audio pronunciation
ordain(
or
-
deyn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (religious)
a. ordenar
The church ordained Martin as a minister.La iglesia ordenó a Martín como ministro.
2. (to decree)
a. decretar
The king ordained that those nobles he deemed disloyal lose their titles.El rey decretó que aquellos nobles que él consideraba desleales perdieran sus títulos.
b. ordenar
The dictator ordained restrictions on the public's liberty.El dictador ordenó restricciones a la libertad de los ciudadanos.
c. disponer
The judge ordained a six month investigation before continuing with the trial.El juez dispuso seis meses de investigación antes de reanudar el juicio.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
ordain
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (formal)
a. decretar, disponer (decree)
fate ordained that we should meetel destino dispuso que nos encontráramos
2. (religion)
a. ordenar (priest)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
ordain [ɔːˈdeɪn]
transitive verb
1 (order) ordenar; decretar; [+God] mandar; disponer
it was ordained that ... se dispuso que ...
2 (Rel) ordenar
to ordain sb priest ordenar a algn sacerdote; to be ordained ordenarse
intransitive verb
mandar; disponer
as God ordains según manda Dios; como Dios manda
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examples
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Machine Translators
Translate to ordain using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Conjugations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
Fun and interactive
Easy to use
Highly effective
Works on any device
la orilla
Hear an audio pronunciation
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS