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dictate to sb

phrasal verb with dictate uk   /dɪkˈteɪt/  us   /ˈdɪk.teɪt/ verb
to ​tell someone what to do: Why should anyone ​dictate to ​parents on how to ​raisetheirchildren? I will not be ​dictated to like that!
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