set the agenda

set the agenda

to decide what subjects other people should discuss and deal with, often in a way which shows that you have more authority than them Opposition parties have managed to set the agenda during this election by emphasizing the public's fear of crime.
See also: agenda, set
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Summary: The Union Coordination Committee has called for a public sector strike Tuesday to demand a wage hike, on the same day the Parliament Secretariat meets to set the agenda for the upcoming legislative session.
Several presidents and representatives of parties and lists elected to the HPR took part in the meeting which saw the absence of MPs of Nidaa Tounes, the party that has relative majority, who believe "Mustapha Ben Jaafar is not entitled to set the agenda of the inaugural session of the HPR," Nidaa Tounes spokesman Lazhar Akremi told TAP.
The WHS aims to set the agenda for future humanitarian action.
The members of the council have set the agenda for the meeting.
Discussions at a high-profile three-day meeting of major international leaders in Dubai this week have helped set the agenda for the World Economic Forum's eagerly-watched annual meeting in Davos.
Ali Zinulabideen, the 47th session of the Executive Bureau of the Arab Transport Ministers Council, convened here today to set the agenda for the coming 24th session of the Arab Transport Ministers Council due to start here tomorrow.
THE main candidates for next week's Glasgow North East by-election are to go head to head in a Daily Record podcast - and you can set the agenda.
LIVERPOOL council leader Warren Bradley yesterday set the agenda he and his new decision-making executive board will tackle.
Ciaran believes he can radically overhaul the party and inspire it to set the agenda for the next 20 years while Fiona is Des's daughter.
Too bad he's let a Eurotrashy design concept, courtesy of Gottfried Pilz, set the agenda.
The new group, to be chaired by BT chief executive Ben Verwaayen, has been established to set the agenda on how business tackles climate change.
Exclusive interviews with the New York Dolls accompanies a saga of a flamboyant group which set the agenda and sound of 1970s rock.
Kobia asserted: "Doctrinal or theological considerations do not seem to set the agenda of these expressions of 'spirituality.
The Chronicle will be speaking exclusively to Northumbria's new chief constable Michael Craik next week and you, our readers, can set the agenda.
The research, by Glasgow Caledonian University media expert Emily Seymour for the National Domestic Violence Helpline, found television programmes had increasingly set the agenda in publicising the issue.