What are some opposite words for dictate?

Antonyms for dictate
ˈdɪk teɪt, dɪkˈteɪt; ˈdɪk teɪtdic·tate

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  1. dictate

    Antonyms:
    follow, repeat, obey, echo, answer

    Synonyms:
    prompt, suggest, enjoin, order, direct, prescribe, decree, instruct, propose, command

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  1. dictatenoun

    an authoritative rule

  2. dictateverb

    a guiding principle

    "the dictates of reason"

  3. order, prescribe, dictateverb

    issue commands or orders for

    Synonyms:
    put, govern, ordain, regularise, rate, arrange, set up, say, grade, ordinate, range, rank, consecrate, enjoin, regulate, tell, order, prescribe, place, regularize

  4. dictateverb

    say out loud for the purpose of recording

    "He dictated a report to his secretary"

    Synonyms:
    order, prescribe

  5. dictateverb

    rule as a dictator

    Synonyms:
    order, prescribe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dictatenoun

    Synonyms:
    command, admonition, prescription, impulse

How to use dictate in a sentence?

  1. Flavio Volpe:

    The bold dictate the terms.

  2. Dean Elgar:

    We know we’ve got to try and throw a first punch. We didn’t do that in the first test, it was almost like we waited for them to make a plan and then put ourselves under a lot of pressure with them scoring nearly 400 runs in their first innings, now we want to look to put them under pressure straight away. If we know if we put our best foot forward we can start to dictate the way the test goes.

  3. Michal Meidan:

    Political fiat rather than market mechanisms will dictate flows, baseloads for the new refineries are mainly Middle Eastern grades so U.S. flows will likely push out West African or North Sea oil (of similar quality).

  4. Richard Holbrooke:

    While I had great respect for the military, they should not dictate political strategy, which is what's happening now.

  5. Sarah Sanders:

    Sarah Sanders certainly didn't dictate, but he -- like I said, Sarah Sanders weighed in, offered suggestion like any father would do.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1164follow
#1251answer
#3764echo
#4802repeat
#14320obey
#20832dictate

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