Translation of "decree" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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decreenoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪˈkriː/ us /dɪˈkriː/ formal

an official statement that something must happen

The decree stopped short of a full declaration of independence. 这项法令差点儿就宣布完全独立了。
More than 200 people were freed by military decree. 军方下令释放了200多人。

decreeverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈkriː/ us /dɪˈkriː/

to officially decide or order that something must happen

They decreed an end to discrimination on grounds of age. 他们下令不准再有年龄歧视。
[ + that ] After the earthquake, the government decreed that all new buildings must be built according to the new standards. 当地议会下令关闭那家医院。

(Translation of “decree” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)