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Synonyms for dictate
ˈdɪk teɪt, dɪkˈteɪt; ˈdɪk teɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dictate(noun)

    an authoritative rule

  2. dictate(verb)

    a guiding principle

    "the dictates of reason"

  3. order, prescribe, dictate(verb)

    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. dictate(verb)

    say out loud for the purpose of recording

    "He dictated a report to his secretary"

    Synonyms:
    order, prescribe

  5. dictate(verb)

    rule as a dictator

    Synonyms:
    order, prescribe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dictate

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

    Antonyms:
    follow, repeat, obey, echo, answer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dictate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prescribe, direct, ordain, command, order, bid, require, decree

  2. dictate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    utter (so that another may repeat or write)

  3. dictate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    injunction, command, order, decree

  4. dictate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    precept, maxim, rule

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dictate(n)

    Synonyms:
    command, admonition, prescription, impulse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dictate":

    diktat, impose, prescribe

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How to use dictate in a sentence?

  1. Gary Ross:

    We are moving to a new era where OPEC will no longer be managing the market while supply and demand will determine the price. The new Saudi oil leadership believes the market will dictate the price and that means higher volatility. We will see higher highs and lower lows.

  2. Igor Sechin:

    The 1970s, when a series of the largest Middle East producers could determine global oil market conditions by creating cartel structures such as OPEC, should be forgotten, at the moment a number of objective factors exclude the possibility for any cartels to dictate their will to the market. ... As for OPEC, it has practically stopped existing as a united organisation.

  3. Adam Tooze:

    ...in practice the Reichsbank and the Reich Ministry of Economic Affairs had no intention of allowing the radical activists of the SA, the shopfloor militants of the Nazi party or Gauleiter commissioners to dictate the course of events. Under the slogan of “the strong state”, the ministerial bureaucracy fashioned a new national structure of economic regulation.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Don't be a leader to dictate, but be a person whom everyone wants to emulate and follow.

  5. Flavio Volpe:

    The bold dictate the terms.

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