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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

    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"

    order, prescribe

  5. dictate(verb)

    rule as a dictator

    order, prescribe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dictate

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

    follow, repeat, obey, echo, answer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dictate(v. a.)

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

  2. dictate(v. a.)

    utter (so that another may repeat or write)

  3. dictate(n.)

    injunction, command, order, decree

  4. dictate(n.)

    precept, maxim, rule

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dictate(n)

    command, admonition, prescription, impulse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    diktat, impose, prescribe

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How to use dictate in a sentence?

  1. Gary Ross:

    It is an end of an era when Naimi fought hard and struggled to create a price environment which would have been good for both consumers and producers, 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. Wayne Kaufman:

    This is just a knee-jerk reaction, based on a bear thesis that Express Scripts will start to dictate prices, i don't see how this is any different than any other company in another sector getting more competition. Soon people will go through the stocks one-by-one to see which got oversold.

  3. Soichiro Monji:

    The British referendum (on June 23) is likely to dictate the market's pace for the time being. Japanese stocks were already on a weak footing last week, so today's decline is in alignment with that.

  4. Bill Chumley:

    I think the misuse and the miseducation of the flag has pushed it to this point, why do we let hate groups dictate how we feel and how we live?

  5. Sarah Gottfried:

    Hormones dictate what your body does with food so if you’re screwing up your hormones with conventional meat, it can cause a lot of problems.

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