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dictate

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
  • dictated that the terms of surrender be negotiated by his senior staff

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dictate

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of dictate (Entry 2 of 2)

a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
  • a starchily worded dictate from on high concerning the company's dress code

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The first known use of dictate was in 1577

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“Dictate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dictate. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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