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Synonyms of dictate

Noun


1. dictate, rule, prescript

usage: an authoritative rule

2. dictate, principle

usage: a guiding principle; "the dictates of reason"

Verb


1. order, prescribe, dictate, inflict, bring down, visit, impose

usage: issue commands or orders for

2. dictate, read

usage: say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary"

3. dictate, govern, rule

usage: rule as a dictator

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