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Definition of decree verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

decree

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈkri//
 
[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decree
 
he / she / it decrees
 
past simple decreed
 
-ing form decreeing
 
 
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to decide, judge, or order something officially decree (something) The government decreed a state of emergency. decree what, how, etc… We cannot decree what the committee should do. it is decreed that… It was decreed that the following day would be a holiday.
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