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Noun
Plural for an order or principle that must be obeyed
“The requirements include very specific dictates on what information must be provided and when, how many course hours must be taken, and how those hours must be completed.”
Noun
Plural for an order or principle that must be obeyed
“We have followed the dictates of our consciences.”
Verb
Control or decisively affect; determine
“All the more reason to allow market forces, rather than misguided and punitive regulation, to dictate the choices available to consumers.”
Verb
To order, command, control
“The bus operators have, like any good businessmen, chosen to run the services from where their customers want to catch them rather than trying to dictate to customers where they should catch them.”
Verb
Read out for the record
“He dictates his novels to his secretary.”
Noun
A traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time
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