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Another word for dictate

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Verb
  1. To set forth expressly and authoritatively

  2. To command or issue commands in an arrogant manner

      1. To treat tyrannically; oppress.
      2. To exercise absolute power:
      3. To rule as a tyrant.
      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly; tyrannize.
      2. To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control.
      1. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
      2. To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over:
      3. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
      1. An employer or supervisor.
      2. One who makes decisions or exercises authority.
      3. A professional politician who controls a party or a political machine.
    See also:

    over

Noun
  1. An authoritative indication to be obeyed

      1. A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
      2. Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. An authoritative command or instruction.
      2. A command or authorization given by a political electorate to the winner of an election.
      3. A commission from the League of Nations authorizing a member nation to administer a territory.
      1. The act, practice, or profession of instructing:
      2. Imparted knowledge:
      3. An imparted or acquired item of knowledge:
      1. The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
      2. A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
      1. An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
      2. Serving to direct, indicate, or guide.
      1. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
      2. The art or action of directing a musical or theatrical production.
      3. An authoritative order or command:
      1. A command; an edict.
      2. One of the Ten Commandments.
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on:
      2. To instruct or urge authoritatively; command:
      3. To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
      1. A demand that something be done; a command.
      2. A request to appear; a summons.
      3. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
      1. An authoritative command.
      2. An urgent request:
  2. A code or set of codes governing action or procedure, for example

      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. A class or category:
      2. A title; a name.
      3. A part of a manuscript or book, such as a title, heading, or initial letter, that appears in decorative red lettering or is otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text.
      1. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
      2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
      3. A governmental order having the force of law.
      1. Something prescribed, especially a rule or regulation of conduct.
      2. Having been established as a rule; prescribed.
    See also:

    order

Another word for dictate

Verb
  1. To speak for record

    See also:

    talk

  2. To give peremptory orders

      1. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on:
      2. To authorize as a rabbi.
      3. To order or decree by virtue of superior authority:
      1. An authoritative order having the force of law.
      2. The judgment of a court of equity.
      3. The judgment of a court.
      1. To set down as a rule, law, or direction:
      2. To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
      3. To establish rules, laws, or directions.
      1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
      2. To supervise or oversee (an activity or process):
      3. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.