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dictated


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dictate  \Dic"tate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dictated};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Dictating}.]  [L.  dictatus  p.  p.  of  dictare,  freq.  of 
  dicere  to  say  See  {Diction},  and  cf  {Dight}.] 
  1.  To  tell  or  utter  so  that  another  may  write  down  to 
  inspire;  to  compose;  as  to  dictate  a  letter  to  an 
  amanuensis. 
 
  The  mind  which  dictated  the  Iliad.  --Wayland. 
 
  Pages  dictated  by  the  Holy  Spirit.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  say  to  utter;  to  communicate  authoritatively;  to 
  deliver  (a  command)  to  a  subordinate;  to  declare  with 
  authority;  to  impose;  as  to  dictate  the  terms  of  a 
  treaty;  a  general  dictates  orders  to  his  troops. 
 
  Whatsoever  is  dictated  to  us  by  God  must  be 
  believed.  --Watts. 
 
  Syn:  To  suggest;  prescribe;  enjoin;  command;  point  out  urge; 
  admonish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dictated 
  adj  :  determined  or  decided  upon  as  by  an  authority;  "date  and 
  place  are  already  determined";  "the  dictated  terms  of 
  surrender";  "the  time  set  for  the  launching"  [syn:  {determined}, 
  {set}] 




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