Simple past tense and past participle of dictate.(verb)
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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."