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Synonyms for dictate

Synonyms for dictate

to set forth expressly and authoritatively

to command or issue commands in an arrogant manner

a code or set of codes governing action or procedure, for example

Synonyms for dictate

an authoritative rule

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a guiding principle

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issue commands or orders for

say out loud for the purpose of recording

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rule as a dictator

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I saw you and Eddy at Stephano's just now,' he said, between sentences of a letter which he was dictating.
Jellyby, dictating, "'to inform him, in reference to his letter of inquiry on the African project--' No, Peepy
When Dave was shown into the private office, he was still in the belligerent frame of mind, but when he saw a large fair man whirl in a revolving chair from dictating to a stenographer to face him, Dave's demeanor abruptly changed.
With all his healthy contempt for the spirit dictating such speeches, the atrocious allusiveness of the words had its effect on Chief Inspector Heat.
said the keeper of the prison, taking his pretty child in his arms, and dictating the words with a kiss.
Pullet; "and I think it 'ud be a deal more becoming o' Jane if she'd have that pier-glass rubbed oftener,--there was ever so many spots on it last week,--instead o' dictating to folks as have more comings in than she ever had, and telling 'em what they're to do with their money.
The head clerk began dictating to him the usual form of declaration, that he could not pay, that he undertook to do so at a future date, that he would not leave the town, nor sell his property, and so on.
We definitely need to improve on dictating and controlling games because in the first two games we certainly haven't been the best two sides.
Global Banking News-December 24, 2013--McKinsey not dictating BoE strategy, says Hogg
London, July 6(ANI): Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has criticized the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for having too much power in world cricket and dictating to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
As Europe prepares to cope with regulations dictating a sharp reduction in diesel emissions by 2010, CVRD Inco is creating a joint venture company with German-based Sud-Chemie AG to produce specialized materials to be used in exhaust filtration systems in the diesel automotive industry.
It would also allay New Media's fears of archiving encroaching on the creative environment and in any way dictating the means by which content is produced.
For dictating text into a word processing program, the products available at the local computer store are sufficient since the word processor does not have to shift frequently between accepting data and interpreting program commands.
The offensive player has gained operating space, and the defender is not crowding or dictating movement (Photo 10).
For a guy facing certain death, Alex doesn't break much of a sweat dictating his book.