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dictate
used in Fast Food Nation

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Hitler dictated that...
Definition
issue commands or orders
  • Although Kroc could be dictatorial, he also listened carefully to his franchisees' ideas and complaints.
    p. 95.8
  • Each supervisor is like a little dictator in his or her section of the plant, largely free to boss, fire, berate, or reassign workers.
    p. 176.0

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  • They were also discreet, in keeping with the dictates of their trade.
    p. 127.7
  • He was a prominent local rancher, and I'd called him to learn how development pressures and the dictates of the fast food industry were affecting the area's cattle business.
    p. 133.1
  • An economic system promising freedom has too often become a means of denying it, as the narrow dictates of the market gain precedence over more important democratic values.
    p. 261.8

There are no more uses of "dictate" in Fast Food Nation.

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