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Issue instructions to other people in an authoritative or dogmatic way
“She'll lay down the law on headline issues and take your calls.”
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To express one's opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way
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To criticize severely
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To make the decisions
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To hold up a claim emphatically
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To order, command, control
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To overpower by weight
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To pass laws (including the amending or repeal of existing laws)
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To pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
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Arrange in a particular position
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State positively and assertively
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To cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something
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Give an authoritative or peremptory order
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