HyperDic: dictate

English > 5 senses of the word dictate:
NOUNcommunicationdictatean authoritative rule
cognitiondictatea guiding principle
VERBcommunicationdictate, order, prescribeissue commands or orders for
cognitiondictatesay out loud for the purpose of recording
socialdictaterule as a dictator
dictate > pronunciation
Soundsdihktey't; dih'ktey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > dictate: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn authoritative rule.
Broaderrule, prescriptPrescribed guide for conduct or action
Spanishmandato
Verbsdictateissue commands or orders for
dictaterule as a dictator
English > dictate: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA guiding principle.
Example"the dictates of reason"
BroaderprincipleA basic truth or law or assumption / assumption
Spanishdictado
Catalandictat
Verbsdictateissue commands or orders for
English > dictate: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningissue commands or orders for.
PatternSomebody ----s to somebody
Synonymsorder, prescribe
Narrowermandatemake mandatory
Broaderinflict, bring down, visit, imposeimpose something unpleasant
Spanishdictar, mandar, ordenar, prescribir, recetar
Catalandictar, manar, prescriure, receptar
Nounsdictatea guiding principle
dictatean authoritative rule
dictationan authoritative direction or instruction to do something
dictatora person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
English > dictate: 5 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningsay out loud for the purpose of recording.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He dictated a report to his secretary"
Broaderreadlook at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
Spanishdictar
Catalandictar
Nounsdictationspeech intended for reproduction in writing
dictationmatter that has been dictated and transcribed
dictatora speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
English > dictate: 5 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningRule as a dictator.
PatternSomebody ----s
Narrowertyrannize, tyrannise, grind downRule a country as a tyrant
Broadergovern, ruleExercise authority over
Spanishimponer, mandar
Nounsdictatean authoritative rule
dictationan authoritative direction or instruction to do something
dictatora ruler who is unconstrained by law

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