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dictate
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Childhood's End
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as in: Hitler dictated that Define
issue commands or orders
  • How long do you think Hitler’s career as dictator of Germany would have lasted, if wherever he went a voice was talking quietly in his ear?
  • I wish people would stop thinking of me as a dictator, and remember I’m only a civil servant trying to administer a colonial policy in whose shaping I had no hand.

  • There are no more uses of "dictate" identified with this meaning, but check unspecified meaning below.

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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
  • Van Ryberg was dictating when the "Emergency Only" telephone started to ring.

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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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