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To give an authoritative or decisive command or order
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“The chief executive must firmly dictate that inferior products will not be allowed to leave the plant.”
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To enact or establish (a rule or law)
“It is, of course, impossible to dictate a law that pictures must of necessity be always warm and yellowish in front, and blue or coldish at the back.”
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To determine or decisively affect
“All the more reason to allow market forces, rather than misguided and punitive regulation, to dictate the choices available to consumers.”
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To behave in a domineering fashion over
“Again and again, he would dictate his followers' personal lives as well as their political lives.”
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To say or recite something aloud
“He used to dictate his thoughts to his amanuenses, or scribes, who attended him during his walks.”
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To instruct or order (someone) to do something
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To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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To require something to be brought about
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To claim a statement as true
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To write, especially a literary or artistic work
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A set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure
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A traditional or accepted way of behaving, specific to a particular society, place, or time
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Plural for an order or command that must be obeyed
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“This dictate by the King was naturally very unpopular among the merchants, and only by the threat of deportation could they be persuaded to settle in the new town.”
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Plural for a rule or principle that is followed
“Now, that one ought to do something as it would be prudent is a dictate of prudence.”
Noun
Plural for a traditional or accepted way of behaving, specific to a particular society, place, or time
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