Synonyms of order in English:

order


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noun

1‘the list is in alphabetical order’

SYNONYMS

sequence, arrangement, organization, disposition, structure, system, series, succession

grouping, classification, categorization, codification, systematization, disposal, form

layout, array, set-up, line-up

2‘I tried to restore the room to some semblance of order’

SYNONYMS

tidiness, neatness, orderliness, trimness, harmony, apple-pie order

ANTONYMS

chaos, disarray, untidiness

3‘6,000 police were needed to keep order’

SYNONYMS

peace, control, lawful behaviour, law and order, law, lawfulness, discipline, calm, quiet, peace and quiet, quietness, peacefulness, peaceableness, tranquillity, serenity

ANTONYMS

disorder

4‘the idea appealed to his sense of order’

SYNONYMS

orderliness, organization, method, system

symmetry, pattern, uniformity, regularity, routine

5‘all the equipment was in good order’

SYNONYMS

condition, state, repair, shape, situation

6‘I had no choice but to obey his orders’

SYNONYMS

command, instruction, directive, direction, decree, edict, injunction, mandate, dictate, commandment

law, rule, regulation, ordinance, statute, fiat, diktat

demand, bidding, requirement, stipulation

summons, writ, warrant

pronunciamento

ukase

informal say-so

literary behest

rare rescript

7‘winning the order would mean about £60 million worth of work for the company’

SYNONYMS

commission, purchase order, request, requisition, demand, call

booking, reservation, application

8‘the upper and lower orders of society’

SYNONYMS

class, level, rank, caste, grade, degree, position, station, category

9‘the established social order’

SYNONYMS

system, class system, hierarchy, pecking order, grouping, grading, ranking, scale

10‘the higher orders of insects’

SYNONYMS

taxonomic group, class, subclass, family, species, breed

technical taxon

11‘the head of a religious order’

SYNONYMS

community, brotherhood, sisterhood

12‘the Independent Orange Order’

SYNONYMS

organization, association, society, fellowship, body, fraternity, confraternity, sorority, brotherhood, sisterhood, lodge, guild, league, union, club

denomination, sect

rare sodality

13‘diplomatic skills of a very high order’

SYNONYMS

type, kind, sort, nature, variety, ilk, genre, cast, style, brand, vintage

quality, calibre, standard


verb

1‘he ordered me to return at once’

SYNONYMS

instruct, command, direct, enjoin, give the order to, give the command to, tell, require, charge, adjure

literary bid

2‘Judge Butler ordered that assets worth £23,000 be confiscated under the Drugs Trafficking Act’

SYNONYMS

decree, ordain, rule, legislate, lay down, dictate, prescribe, pronounce, determine

rare enact

3‘you can order your tickets by phone’

SYNONYMS

request, apply for, send away for, send off for, write off for, put in an order for, place an order for, requisition

book, reserve

commission, contract for

rare bespeak

4‘Derek struggled to order his thoughts’

SYNONYMS

organize, put in order, set in order, arrange, sort out, straighten out, marshal, dispose, lay out, regulate

group, classify, categorize, catalogue, codify, systematize, systemize, tabulate

triage

rare methodize


Phrases

    in order

      1‘list the points you intend to cover and put them in order’

      SYNONYMS

      in sequence, in alphabetical order, in numerical order, in order of priority, in order of merit, in order of seniority

      2‘when he switched on the light and went in, he found everything in order’

      SYNONYMS

      tidy, neat, neat and tidy, orderly, straight, trim, in apple-pie order, spick and span

      in position, in place

      3‘I think it's in order for me to take the credit, don't you?’

      SYNONYMS

      appropriate, fitting, suitable, right, correct, proper

      acceptable, all right, permissible, permitted, allowable

      comme il faut

      informal

      okay

    of the order of

      ‘the reduction was of the order of 11 percent’

      SYNONYMS

      roughly, approximately, about, around, just about, round about, or so, or thereabouts, more or less, in the neighbourhood of, in the region of, in the area of, in the vicinity of, something like, in round numbers, rounded down, rounded up

      near to, close to, nearly, not far off, almost, approaching

      British

      getting on for

      circa

      informal

      pushing, as near as dammit

      North American informal

      in the ballpark of

      archaic

      nigh

      ANTONYMS

      precisely

    the order of the day

      ‘spectacle is the order of the day for many younger artists’

      SYNONYMS

      predominant, prevalent, current, customary, established, common, widespread, preponderant, in force, in effect, popular

      informal

      the in thing

    out of order

      1‘the lift's out of order’

      SYNONYMS

      not working, not in working order, not functioning, broken, broken-down, out of service, out of commission, acting up, unserviceable, faulty, defective, non-functional, inoperative, in disrepair

      down

      informal

      conked out, bust, gone phut, on the blink, gone haywire, shot

      British informal

      knackered, jiggered, wonky

      North American informal

      on the fritz, out of whack

      British vulgar slang

      buggered

      2‘he wanted to sack her on the spot—that's really out of order’

      SYNONYMS

      unacceptable, unfair, unjust, unjustified, uncalled for, below the belt, out of turn, not done, unreasonable, unwarranted, unnecessary, wrong, beyond the pale, improper, irregular

      informal

      not on, a bit much

      British informal

      a bit thick, off, not cricket

      NZ Australian informal

      over the fence

    order someone about/around

      SYNONYMS

      tell someone what to do, give orders to, boss about, boss around, bully, lord it over, dictate to, ride roughshod over, dominate, domineer, browbeat

      throw one's weight about, throw one's weight around, lay down the law

      informal

      push about, push around

      order