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dictates

verb
present tense third-person singular of dictate

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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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dictates

noun
plural of dictate

Synonyms & Antonyms of dictates (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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“Dictates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dictates. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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