Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of dictate | Another word for dictate | What is dictate?

Definition 1: a guiding principle - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where dictate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dictates of reason

(dictate is a kind of ...) a basic truth or law or assumption

"the principles of democracy"

Definition 2: an authoritative rule - [noun denoting communication]

(dictate is a kind of ...) prescribed guide for conduct or action

Definition 3: say out loud for the purpose of recording - [verb of cognition]

Samples where dictate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dictated a report to his secretary

(dictate is a kind of ...) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

"The King will read the proclamation at noon"

Definition 4: issue commands or orders for - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for dictate in the sense of this definition

(dictate is a kind of ...) impose something unpleasant

"The principal visited his rage on the students"

(... is a kind of dictate ) make mandatory

"the new director of the school board mandated regular tests"

(dictate is a kind of ...) exercise authority over; as of nations

"Who is governing the country now?"

(... is a kind of dictate ) rule a country as a tyrant

More words

Another word for dictaphone

Another word for dictamnus alba

Another word for dictamnus

Another word for dicrostonyx hudsonius

Another word for dicrostonyx

Another word for dictated

Another word for dictation

Another word for dictator

Another word for dictatorial

Another word for dictatorially


Other word for dictatorially

dictatorially meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce dictatorially