Laid down the law



Synonyms for laid down the law
verb demand

authorize
appoint
require
direct
call for
tell
prohibit
set
forbid
enjoin
instruct
inflict
dictate
beckon

proclaim
check
grant
debar
compel
charge
call
restrain
cite
enact
oblige
bid
warn
interdict

exact
adjure
inhibit
task
bar
impose
ordain
summon
requisition
subpoena
ban
order
rule out
ordinate

call on
call the signals
call upon
force upon
give directions
give orders
lay down the law
mark out
put foot down
send for
take charge
take lead

Antonyms for laid down the law

reject
permit
hinder
conceal
aid
assist
liberate
refuse
veto

prevent
disallow
contradict
countermand
revoke
allow
approve
ask
help

stop
free
cancel
oppose
recall
reverse
follow

Synonyms
verb order rule or action

impose
dictate
declare
enact
proclaim
set

force
decide
oblige
compel
require
pronounce

ordain
rule
prescribe
command
determine
demand

announce
constrain
lay down the law
read the riot act
put one’s foot down

Antonyms

hinder
delay

hesitate
conceal

hide
let go

Synonyms
verb command; give instructions

impose
prescribe
guide
govern
control
decree
set
lead

bid
manage
pronounce
direct
rule
ordain
charge
regiment

enjoin
instruct
bulldoze
order
lay down
call the shots
call the play
call the tune

lay down the law
put foot down
read the riot act
take the reins
walk heavy

Antonyms

disallow
implore

request
mismanage

ask

Synonyms
verb place, order; deal with

adapt
predispose
incline
tempt
set
prompt
distribute
actuate
rank
organize
bend
determine

array
regulate
group
prepare
fix
motivate
bias
adjust
sway
locate
shepherd
move

influence
induce
tailor
govern
put
promote
condition
arrange
systematize
lead
range
settle

stand
marshal
methodize
ride herd on
call the tune
lay down the law
make willing
put to rights
read the riot act
set in order
put one’s foot down

Antonyms

dissuade
hinder
prevent
disorder
scatter
destroy
disarrange
disorganize
disperse
mix up
ignore

unsettle
derange
comply
obey
consent
discourage
displace
remove
halt
stop
miss

neglect
change
disturb
confuse
upset
stay
lose
depart
leave
mismanage

Synonyms
verb govern, rule

control
run
lead
overshadow
manage
influence
command
dictate
monopolize
prevail

head
handle
preponderate
outshine
overrule
eclipse
direct
reign
boss
tyrannize

domineer
subjugate
predominate
sway
subject
overbear
call the shots
detract from
have upper hand
hold sway over

keep under thumb
lay down the law
lead by the nose
play first fiddle
prevail over
rule the roost
run the show
sit on top of
superabound
have one’s way

Antonyms

obey
surrender
follow
lose

mismanage
neglect
submit
go along

yield
be below

Synonyms
verb take control; rule

control
manage
oversee
conduct
dictate
administer
supervise
regulate
carry out
guide
head

run
render
lead
superintend
sway
direct
reign
tyrannize
command
execute
captain

overrule
order
steer
pilot
assume command
be in power
call the shots
call the signals
exercise authority
head up
hold dominion

hold office
hold sway
lay down the law
occupy throne
pull the strings
serve the people
wear the crown
be in the driver’s seat

Antonyms

obey
comply
surrender
acquiesce
consent
permit

abandon
mismanage
leave
neglect
follow
serve

fail
agree
yield
allow
give way

Synonyms
verb set, dictate

appoint
levy
force
institute
require
introduce
order
foist
charge
place
promulgate
inflict

demand
put
establish
enforce
presume
visit
trespass
enjoin
intrude
wreck
fix
compel

wreak
lade
oblige
prescribe
decree
lay
burden
exact
saddle
wish
ordain
infringe

command
encroach
obtrude
constrain
horn in
lay down
force upon
lay down the law
move in on
put foot down
read riot act
take advantage

Antonyms

prevent
disorder
aid

displace
remove
forget

overlook
neglect
help

Synonyms
verb impose something

levy
expose
exact
wreak
extort
force

give
visit
require
deliver
administer
command

dispense
strike
apply
subject
bring upon
deal out

force upon
give it to
lay down the law
mete out
stick it to

Antonyms

withhold
hold

keep
take

Synonyms
verb order and expect; claim

contend
urge
reiterate
repeat
request
maintain

assert
vow
demand
press
hold
swear

require
importune
asseverate
persist
aver
stand firm

be firm
lay down the law
take a stand

Antonyms

desert
reply

tolerate
abandon

endure
forget

Synonyms
verb establish, install

appoint
elect
anoint
nominate
bless
consecrate
enact
legislate

decree
set
frock
deal
institute
invest
fix
impose

pronounce
rule
will
commission
prescribe
call
delegate
dictate

destine
constitute
enjoin
order
deal with
lay down the law
put foot down
walk heavy

Antonyms

refuse
ignore
veto
deny
prevent
disorganize

conceal
disallow
retract
halt
keep
stop

neglect
receive
cancel
void

Synonyms
verb scold

vilify
denounce
chide
berate
criticize
castigate
scorn

disparage
ream
reprobate
reproach
denigrate
vituperate
blame

admonish
abuse
lambaste
reprimand
censure
lecture
reprove

rake over the coals
give a talking to
lay down the law
tongue-lash

Antonyms

compliment
praise
laud

cherish
applaud
exonerate

approve
commend

Synonyms
verb govern, manage

control
run
lead
prevail
conduct
dominate
overrule
order
decree

preponderate
sway
command
reign
direct
administer
preside
domineer
curb

dictate
restrain
regulate
bridle
guide
predominate
take over
be in authority
be in power

crack the whip
hold sway
hold the reins
lay down the law
rule the roost
run the show
sit on top of
be in driver’s seat
keep under one’s thumb

Antonyms

obey
surrender
mislead
release

follow
lose
serve
submit

misguide
mismanage
neglect
plead

Synonyms
verb find fault with

criticize
castigate
taunt
denounce
chide
berate
blame
admonish
upbraid
censure
rebuke

reprimand
vilify
reproach
cavil
ream
reprobate
nag
revile
preach
rail
asperse

vituperate
rate
abuse
expostulate
lecture
disparage
reprove
chasten
dress down
put down
rake over the coals

tell off
recriminate
give a talking-to
jump on
keep aft
lay down the law
light into
objurate
take to task

Antonyms

compliment
laud
praise
applaud

exonerate
honor
approve
commend

flatter
help

Synonyms
verb scold

chastise
chide
berate
admonish
castigate
reprimand

reproach
ream
criticize
chasten
censure
blame

lecture
chew out
put down
rake over the coals
tell off
give a talking-to

jump on
lay down the law
light into
take to task

Antonyms

compliment
forgive

laud
praise

approve

Synonyms
verb be in charge

be in control
be in the saddle
call the tune

lay down the law
make the decisions
make the rules

run the show
wear the trousers
be in the driver’s seat

Synonyms
verb dominate

control
manage
influence
direct
outshine
dictate
handle
prevail
subject
lead
overshadow

tyrannize
sway
head
run
reign
boss
domineer
overrule
eclipse
rule
command

subjugate
monopolize
predominate
overbear
call the shots
detract from
have upper hand
hold sway over
keep under thumb
lay down the law
lead by the nose

play first fiddle
prevail over
reign supreme
rule the roost
run the show
sit on top of
superabound
have one’s way

Antonyms

surrender
obey
mismanage

neglect
lose
follow

fall behind
serve
submit

Synonyms
verb revile

abuse
admonish
assail
berate
blame
castigate
censure

chide
criticize
denigrate
denounce
disparage
lambaste
lecture

rake over the coals
ream
reprimand
reproach
reprobate
reprove
scorn

vilify
vituperate
give a talking to
lay down the law
tongue-lash

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