decree - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/dɪˈkriː/
present tense
I/you/we/theydecree
he/she/itdecrees
present participledecreeing
past tensedecreed
past participledecreed
  1. if a leader or government decrees something, they officially decide or order it
    decree that:

    The government decreed that gas prices had to rise.