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English definition of “dictate”
/ˈdɪk·teɪt/, /dɪkˈteɪt/ v [T] (GIVE ORDERS)
› to give orders, or state something with total authority: [+ question word] Tennis club rules dictate what kind of footwear may be worn on the courts. › To dictate also means to make necessary: The characteristics of the land dictate much of what can be built.