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1. dictate

verb. ['dɪkˈteɪt, ˈdɪkˌteɪt'] issue commands or orders for.

Synonyms

  • bring down
  • order
  • impose
  • inflict
  • mandate
  • visit

Antonyms

  • leave
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • snarl

Etymology

  • dictatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Dictate

  • acetate
  • agitate
  • allstate
  • amputate
  • annotate
  • cogitate
  • corestate
  • debilitate
  • decapitate
  • devastate
  • downstate
  • facilitate
  • felicitate
  • gestate
  • gravitate
  • hesitate
  • homestate
  • imitate
  • incapacitate
  • irritate

Sentences with dictate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Winter nights dictate a heavy coat, while a lighter jacket may do in the daytime.

2. Verb, base form
The water conditions you prefer will dictate when to wear a suit.

Quotes about dictate


1. I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.
- Shania Twain

2. Art reflects society. Cinema doesn't dictate - you portray what the society demands.
- Sonam Kapoor

3. Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
- Albert Camus

2. dictate

noun. ['dɪkˈteɪt, ˈdɪkˌteɪt'] an authoritative rule.

Synonyms

  • rule

Antonyms

  • increase
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • dictatus (Latin)

3. dictate

verb. ['dɪkˈteɪt, ˈdɪkˌteɪt'] say out loud for the purpose of recording.

Antonyms

  • ascend

Etymology

  • dictatus (Latin)

4. dictate

noun. ['dɪkˈteɪt, ˈdɪkˌteɪt'] a guiding principle.

Antonyms

  • inflate

Etymology

  • dictatus (Latin)

5. dictate

verb. ['dɪkˈteɪt, ˈdɪkˌteɪt'] rule as a dictator.

Synonyms

  • tyrannise
  • grind down
  • govern
  • rule

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • instability
  • war

Etymology

  • dictatus (Latin)
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