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comment Antonym of mandate
@ermanen An authoritative body is not necessarily a legal one.
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comment Antonym of mandate
@ermanen Yes, but a parent vetoing a child's action seems more opposite to a parent approving of such an action, rather than mandating it.
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comment Antonym of mandate
Enjoin is a great word, but perhaps not quite the best fit here due to the fact that it's typically found with a preposition like from.
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comment Antonym of mandate
Imposing a moratorium seems to imply that there is some continuing action to be stopped. This is not the case.
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comment Antonym of mandate
@ermanen No action has been proposed. The example sentence given responds to a proposal regarding whether an action should be actively required or actively prohibited.
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comment Antonym of mandate
The action is neither an official one nor is it legislation. While veto has legislative connotations which would go better with a verb indicating official approval, like ratify, I think interdict mostly avoids this problem.
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comment Is there a word analogous to 'shooting yourself in the foot'?
+1 to backfire since it shares the connotation of accidentally "shooting" yourself as a result of your actions.
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revised Generic term for sunrise and sunset
Slight rewording to further clarify differences between 2 and 3.
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comment The obscure “they”
Beautifully stated on the "collective action" part.
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comment Generic term for sunrise and sunset
@Gnawme It's quite possibly a lacuna. Or perhaps just a very technical term. I don't know... but I guess that's why I'm asking!
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revised Generic term for sunrise and sunset
Adding twilight link
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answered When do you use 'in' vs 'by' when talking about payments and transactions