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Verb: dictate  'dik,teyt
  1. Issue commands or orders for
    - order, prescribe
     
  2. Say out loud for the purpose of recording
    "He dictated a report to his secretary"
     
  3. Rule as a dictator
Noun: dictate  'dik,teyt
  1. An authoritative rule
     
  2. A guiding principle
    "the dictates of reason"

Derived forms: dictated, dictates, dictating

Type of: bring down, govern, impose, inflict, obtrude, prescript, principle, read, rule, visit

Encyclopedia: Dictate