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Definition 1: an unpleasant or disastrous destiny - [noun denoting event]

Samples where doom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
  • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

Synonyms for doom in the sense of this definition

(doom is a kind of ...) an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

Definition 2: pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law - [verb of communication]

Samples where doom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was condemned to ten years in prison

Synonyms for doom in the sense of this definition

(doom is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of doom ) doom beforehand

(... is a kind of doom ) abandon to eternal damnation

"God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"

(doom implies ...) find or declare guilty

"The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

(doom belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: decree or designate beforehand - [verb of communication]

Samples where doom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was destined to become a great pianist

Synonyms for doom in the sense of this definition

(doom is a kind of ...) issue an order

Definition 4: make certain of the failure or destruction of - [verb of communication]

Samples where doom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This decision will doom me to lose my position

(doom is a kind of ...) make certain of

"This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us" "Preparation will guarantee success!"

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