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  Definition of Dictate
  1. a guiding principle; "the dictates of reason"
  2. an authoritative rule
  3. say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary"
  4. issue commands or orders for
  5. rule as a dictator
Similar Words: order, prescribe

 

Hyponyms: mandate, tyrannize, tyrannise, grind down

 

Derivational Morphology: order, prescribe, dictator, dictation, authoritarian, command, bid, bidding, prescription, decree, edict, fiat, rescript, potentate

 

 
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