Appearance
Use device theme  
Dark theme
Light theme

What is the opposite of mandate?

Need antonyms for mandate? Here's a list of opposite words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Noun
Opposite of an official order or commission to do something
Noun
Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of permission or authority to do something, typically via an official document
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative command or instruction
“Joe had been given the liberty to carry out his own brand of justice by a mysterious agency.”
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative order
“When I was a boy, my aunt, then a radio announcer, declined my request to play my favorite tune on air.”
Noun
Opposite of authorization or consent
“The prohibition on smoking within the premises still stands.”
Noun
Opposite of an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
“Their response to our pressing need for more resources was rather tentative and non-commital.”
Noun
Opposite of one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure
“The Chief Inspector stated to the media that the perpetrator would feel the full force of the law and pay for his transgression.”
Noun
Opposite of a country or area under the political control of another country
Noun
Opposite of a rule of conduct or action laid down by a governing authority
Noun
Opposite of a belief that someone should behave in a particular way
“His emotional detachment to his son was evident after his divorce.”
Verb
Opposite of to give an authoritative or decisive command or order
Verb
Opposite of to command the doing of by one's authority
Verb
Opposite of to accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
“I refuse to disallow my people our right to our pain, or to our joy.”
Verb
Opposite of to tell or order someone to do something, especially in a formal or official way
Verb
Opposite of to command the doing of by one's authority
Verb
Opposite of to bestow legal or official authority to
“He did not see why a man's being thought qualified to hold a public office, should disqualify him from being an equitable judge.”
Verb
Opposite of to command that something be done
“I ask that you reconsider your position on the verdict.”
Verb
Opposite of to command the doing of by virtue of one's authority
“Prior to the assault, Warren was forced to cancel the attack after determining the strength of the now formidably entrenched Confederates.”
Verb
Opposite of to give instructions
“The press should get things right, and not implicitly misinstruct the public.”
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

Related Words and Phrases

See Also

Nearby Words
7-letter Words Starting With
Find Antonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2024