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dictate
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as in: Hitler dictated that Define
issue commands or orders
  • The emphasis was helped by the speaker’s voice, which was inflexible, dry, and dictatorial.
  • He spoke in a subdued and troubled voice, very different from his usual dictatorial manner; and was often at a loss for words.

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

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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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