To give order

to give command or directions.

See also: Order

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
I entreated his imperial majesty to give orders it might be brought to me as soon as possible, describing to him the use and the nature of it: and the next day the waggoners arrived with it, but not in a very good condition; they had bored two holes in the brim, within an inch and half of the edge, and fastened two hooks in the holes; these hooks were tied by a long cord to the harness, and thus my hat was dragged along for above half an English mile; but, the ground in that country being extremely smooth and level, it received less damage than I expected.
"No need," he cried, "to give orders to such leaders of the Argives as you are, for of your own selves you spur your men on to fight with might and main.
Impatient with the modern reliance on self, McAuley advocated Christian humanism to give order to individuals and society.
They believe they own the country and Donald Trump believes he has the power to give orders and that the National Bolivarian Armed Forces will carry out his orders.
But there must be a clear political will at the executive level to give orders to the army and the security forces so that they pursue the kidnappers to the very end," he said.
A BRAVE Black Watch sergeant wounded with shrapnel in his head continued to give orders to his men as he lay on a stretcher.
Prayer is not a time to give orders but to report for duty..
But crucially he will be robbed of the powers granted to predecessor Alastair Campbell to give orders to civil servants.
In his annual Christmas message, Michel Sabbah urged both sides not to give orders to kill.
For instance, a fictional character explains that Nancy Reagan and Jane Wyman were cut from the same cloth: "Both bruised, flinchy, pushy, short fused to the point of paranoia, neurotically tidy, love to give orders." Good point; no need to adorn it with fiction.