Definition of "dictated" []

  • To say (messages, letters, speeches, etc) aloud for mechanical recording or verbatim transcription by another person (verb)
  • To prescribe (commands) authoritatively (verb)
  • To act in a tyrannical manner; seek to impose one's will on others (verb)
  • An authoritative command (noun)
  • A guiding principle or rule (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of dictate. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dictated" in a sentence
  • "Then i thought screw this why should i let a label dictated who i can and cant like."
  • "The experts also advocated adoption of a distinct capital spending plan for transportation, empowering state and local governments with authority to make choices now dictated from the federal level, continued development of high-speed rail systems better integrated with freight rail transportation, and expansion of intermodal policies rather than reliance on highways alone to move goods and people."
  • "What I can say, though, it is that the calls dictated a clear path one way or the other for the teams on the field."