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  1. dictate

    • v.
      state or order authoritatively;control or decisively affect; determine
    • n.
      an order or principle that must be obeyed
    • verb: dictate, 3rd person present: dictates, gerund or present participle: dictating, past tense: dictated, past participle: dictated

    • 釋義
    • v.
    • 1. state or order authoritatively:

      the tsar's attempts to dictate policy

      that doesn't give you the right to dictate to me

    • 2. control or decisively affect; determine:

      choice is often dictated by availability

      a review process can be changed as circumstances dictate

    • 3. say or read aloud (words to be typed, written down, or recorded on tape):

      I have four letters to dictate

    • n.
    • 1. an order or principle that must be obeyed:

      the dictates of fashion

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