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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 for "dictate":

    diktat, impose, prescribe

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How to use dictate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Jackson Jr.:

    This quote resonated with me the most given our current climate because we have become so polarized. We no longer sit down and have conversations about our differences and as Martin Luther King Jr.Why said it is purely out of fear of what we don't know about each other, i believe in order for us to move past the horrible events of the past few months as well as the past several decades, we need to have open and honest dialogue. ( We need) a conversation where no matter your race, religion, sexual orientation or any other difference, we listen with compassion and find a common ground. If the pandemic taught us nothing else, we must value time and we must talk to each other. We can't let fear dictate who we are. We got ta be better than that. It's time to achieve Dr. King's dream.

  3. David Ortiz:

    This is our f *** ing city, and nobody's going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.

  4. Manchester City:

    Safety remains our number one priority, and the club will continue to proceed with great caution, the bubble will undergo further testing in the coming days, the results of which will inform and dictate the next steps.

  5. Shannon Beckham:

    Instead of allowing the DNC's flawed debate criteria to dictate this race.

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