HyperDic: dictator

English > 3 senses of the word dictator:
NOUNperson dictatora speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
person dictator, potentatea ruler who is unconstrained by law
person dictator, authoritariana person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
dictator > pronunciation
Soundsdihktey'ter; dih'kteyter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > dictator: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine.
Broaderspeaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbalisersomeone who expresses in language
Spanishdictador
Verbsdictatesay out loud for the purpose of recording
English > dictator: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA ruler who is unconstrained by law.
Synonympotentate
InstancesDuvalier, Francois Duvalier, Papa Docoppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
Duvalier, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Baby Docson and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti
Franco, Francisco Franco, El Caudillo, General FrancoSpanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Der FuhrerGerman Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
Mussolini, Benito Mussolini, Il DuceItalian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
Tojo, Tojo Hideki, Tojo EikiJapanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II
NarrowershogunA hereditary military dictator of Japan
strongmanA powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence
tyrant, autocrat, despotA cruel and oppressive dictator
Broaderruler, swayerA person who rules or commands
Spanishautócrata, déspota, dictador, líder, potentado, tirana, tirano
Catalandictador, potentat
Adjectivesdictatorialof or characteristic of a dictator
dictatorialcharacteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule
Nounsdictatorshipa form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Verbsdictaterule as a dictator
English > dictator: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who behaves in a tyrannical manner.
Example"my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
Synonymauthoritarian
NarrowerBig BrotherAn authoritarian leader and invader of privacy
martinet, disciplinarian, moralistsomeone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
BroaderoppressorA person of authority who subjects / subjects others to undue pressures
Spanishautoritario, déspota, dictadora, dictador, tirano
Catalanautoritari, dèspota, dictador, tirà
Verbsdictateissue commands or orders for

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