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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A guiding principle; An authoritative rule

Usage examples (22)
  • Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
  • I guess we should just let McEachin dictate the dialogue for us.
  • Many parents don't feel the labels dictate where their children go to school.
  • Brown is using his tunnel vision on the economy in dictate policy in other areas. for more
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  • The victorious leader was prepared to "dictate" (command) to his secretary a "diktat" (a unilaterally imposed harsh decree on a defeated government or political party) to take effect as soon as the war ended.
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