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dictate
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Great Expectations
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as in: Hitler dictated that Define
issue commands or orders
  • For this reason, I suppose, they were now inflexible with one another; Mr. Jaggers being highly dictatorial, and Wemmick obstinately justifying himself whenever there was the smallest point in abeyance for a moment.

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  • Reason dictates that we change the policy.
  • Public outrage dictates that the law be changed.

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unspecified meaning
  • I was always treated as if I had insisted on being born in opposition to the dictates of reason, religion, and morality, and against the dissuading arguments of my best friends.

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as in: Hitler dictated that Define
issue commands or orders
as in: dictate a letter Define
say out loud for the purpose of recording
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