Synonyms of 'dictate'
to say (words) aloud for another person to transcribeHe dictates his novels to his secretary.
Circumstances dictated that they played a defensive game.
What determines whether you are a success or a failure?
He commanded his troops to attack.
The judge said he was passing the sentence prescribed by law.
A specialist has pronounced him fully fit.
They took time to pronounce their verdict.
He got the two men off the hook by decreeing a general amnesty.
He ordained that they should wear uniform in public.
an authoritative commandThey must abide by the dictates of the new government.
The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
Mr North had been arrested on the orders of the Spanish government.
He issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups to disband.
I want nothing said about this until I give the word.
He grew ever more fierce in his demands.
The house was built under the direction of his partner.
the bidding of his backbenchers
The union already has a mandate to ballot for a strike.
He took out a court injunction against the newspaper.
a new statute to take in both pay and discrimination laws
He has imposed solutions by fiat.
ordinances that restrict building development
In 1741 Catherine the Great issued an edict of toleration for Buddhism.
a guiding principleWe have followed the dictates of our consciences.
a violation of the basic principles of Marxism
inflexible moral laws
An important rule is to drink plenty of water.
My father has always had high moral standards.
This crime is included in the penal code on treason.
Exam results shouldn't be the only criterion for your choice of school.
These measures offended all the accepted canons of political economy.
I believe in the maxim `if it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
the dictum that it is preferable to be roughly right than precisely wrong
the precepts of Buddhism
the long-held axiom that education leads to higher income
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in the sense of axiom
a generally accepted principlethe long-held axiom that education leads to higher income
in the sense of bidding
an order or commandthe bidding of his backbenchers
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