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Definition of Dictate

Dictate
Dictate Dic"tate, v. i. 1. To speak as a superior; to command; to impose conditions (on). Who presumed to dictate to the sovereign. --Macaulay. 2. To compose literary works; to tell what shall be written or said by another. Sylla could not skill of letters, and therefore knew not how to dictate. --Bacon.
Dictate
Dictate Dic"tate, n. [L. dictatum. See Dictate, v. t.] A statement delivered with authority; an order; a command; an authoritative rule, principle, or maxim; a prescription; as, listen to the dictates of your conscience; the dictates of the gospel. I credit what the Grecian dictates say. --Prior. Syn: Command; injunction; direction suggestion; impulse; admonition.
Dictate
Dictate Dic"tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dictated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dictating.] [L. dictatus, p. p. of dictare, freq. of dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Dight.] 1. To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis. The mind which dictated the Iliad. --Wayland. Pages dictated by the Holy Spirit. --Macaulay. 2. To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops. Whatsoever is dictated to us by God must be believed. --Watts. Syn: To suggest; prescribe; enjoin; command; point out; urge; admonish.

Meaning of Dictate from wikipedia

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- "Dictated but not read" is a phrase used at the end of a text to warn that the written material has not been personally written or verified by the author...
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- that’s what inspires the melody." Engineer Robert Hoffman recalled Jackson dictating a guitar chord note by note, and singing entire string arrangements part...
- MacSpeech Dictate was a speech recognition program developed for Mac OS X by MacSpeech. The first version of MacSpeech Dictate was released in March 2008...
- Lincoln's managers had focused on this delegation, while following Lincoln's dictate to "Make no contracts that bind me". Most Republicans agreed with Lincoln...
- she expressed anxiety about their socialite lifestyle and attempted to dictate to them on various matters, including the names of their children. Edward...
- The Munich Agreement (Czech: Mnichovská dohoda; Slovak: Mníchovská dohoda; German: Münchner Abkommen) or Munich Betrayal (Czech: Mnichovská zrada; Slovak:...
- from her conservative upbringing and "to show my parents they couldn't dictate to me any more—that I control my life." She posed again in Playboy in November...
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