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dictate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To say or read aloud become recorded or published by another: dictate a letter.
    • To suggest with expert; impose: dictated the rules of the game.
    • To control or command: "Foreign leaders were . . . dictated by their own circumstances, bound by the universal imperatives of politics” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin).
    • to share with or utter to ensure that another may take note of; to inspire; to write.
    • to express; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to enforce
    • to state or read out to be recorded or published by another: dictate a letter.
    • To recommend with expert; impose: dictated the rules of this game.
    • To control or command: "Foreign frontrunners had been . . . determined by their conditions, limited by the universal imperatives of politics” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin).
    • To tell or utter in order that another may jot down; to motivate; to create.
    • to state; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to produce (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to enforce
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to state or read aloud material is taped or authored by another: dictated for an hour before making for the day.
    • To issue sales or instructions.
    • To talk as an excellent; to demand; to enforce conditions (on).
    • To write literary works; to inform just what will be written or said by another.
    • to express or read aloud material becoming taped or compiled by another: dictated for one hour before leaving for the day.
    • To issue purchases or instructions.
    • To speak as an exceptional; to demand; to enforce problems (on).
    • To create literary works; to share with exactly what shall be written or stated by another.
  • noun:
    • A directive; a command.
    • A guiding concept: used the dictates of my conscience.
    • An order or command.
    • A statement delivered with expert; an order; a command; an authoritative rule, concept, or maxim; a prescription
    • A positive purchase or command; an authoritative or controlling path.
    • An authoritative rule, maxim, or precept; a guiding principle: since, the dictates of conscience or of explanation.
    • Dictation.
    • That which is dictated; a dictated utterance.
    • Synonyms and Injunction, admonition.
    • an authoritative rule
    • a guiding principle
    • A directive; a command.
    • A guiding principle: followed the dictates of my conscience.
    • An order or demand.
    • A statement delivered with authority; an order; a command; an authoritative guideline, concept, or maxim; a prescription
    • A positive order or command; an authoritative or controlling path.
    • An authoritative guideline, maxim, or precept; a guiding concept: because, the dictates of conscience or of explanation.
    • Dictation.
    • what is dictated; a dictated utterance.
    • Synonyms and Injunction, admonition.
    • an authoritative rule
    • a guiding concept
  • verb:
    • To purchase, command, control.
    • To talk in order for someone to take note of the language.
    • say out loud for the intended purpose of recording
    • rule as a dictator
    • issue instructions or instructions for
    • To purchase, demand, control.
    • To speak for anyone to write-down the language.
    • say aloud for the intended purpose of tracking
    • rule as a dictator
    • concern commands or sales for
  • others:
    • To declare or prescribe with expert; direct or command favorably, to be right, required, or inescapable: as, conscience dictates truthfulness and fair working; to dictate a training course of conduct, or terms of surrender.
    • is the identifying cause or motive of; fix or decide positively or unavoidably: as, requisite dictated the abandonment of ship; his conduct is dictated by untrue pleasure.
    • to state by mouth for the next to write down; provide utterance or kind to, as one thing is written: as, to dictate a letter to a clerk.
    • Synonyms To command, prescribe, enjoin, require.
    • To practise dictation; act or talk dictatorially; exercise managing or arbitrary expert; assume a dictatorial, dogmatic, or commanding attitude.
    • To declare or prescribe with authority; direct or demand favorably, to be correct, needed, or inescapable: as, conscience dictates truthfulness and reasonable dealing; to dictate a program of conduct, or terms of surrender.
    • To be the deciding cause or motive of; fix or choose absolutely or unavoidably: as, prerequisite dictated the abandonment of this ship; his conduct is determined by false pleasure.
    • to state orally for another to write down; provide utterance or kind to, as one thing to-be written: as, to determine a letter to a clerk.
    • Synonyms To command, suggest, enjoin, require.
    • To practise dictation; work or talk dictatorially; workout managing or arbitrary authority; believe a dictatorial, dogmatic, or commanding mindset.
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