dictate to

Definition of dictate to

  1. :  to give orders to (someone) —usually used as (be) dictated to I resent being dictated to by someone with half my experience.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to utter words to be transcribed :  to give dictation

    :  to speak or act domineeringly :  prescribe

    :  to speak or read for a person to transcribe or for a machine to record

  1. :  an authoritative rule, prescription, or injunction

    :  a ruling principle

    :  a command by one in authority

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