Meaning of “dictate to sb” in the English Dictionary

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"dictate to sb" in British English

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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 raise their children?
I will not be dictated to like that!

(Definition of “dictate to sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)