Student Thesaurus

One entry found for lay down.
Entry Word: lay down
Function: verb
Text: 1 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action <the city council promises to lay down new ordinances that will force dog walkers to clean up after their animals> -- see ENACT
2 to state clearly and strongly <our parents laid down the rules for the party and wouldn't accept any arguments> -- see ASSERT 1
3 to give the rules about (something) clearly and exactly <the supervisor laid down the procedure for a complaint of sexual harassment> -- see PRESCRIBE