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Control or decisively affect
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“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 order, command, control
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“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.”
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Read out for the record
“He dictates his novels to his secretary.”
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To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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To determine or dictate
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To give an authoritative or peremptory order
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To make necessary
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To cause to happen by force, especially observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
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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 principle that must be obeyed
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“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.”
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Plural for an order or principle that must be obeyed
“We have followed the dictates of our consciences.”
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Plural for a traditional or accepted way of behaving, specific to a particular society, place, or time
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