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uk   /dɪkˈteɪt/  us   /ˈdɪk.teɪt/

dictate verb (GIVE ORDERS)

C1 [I or T] to give orders, or tell someone exactly what they must do, with total authority: The UN will dictate the terms of troop withdrawal from the region. [+ question word] He disagrees with the government dictating what children are taught in schools. [+ that] The rules dictate that only running shoes must be worn on the track. [T] to influence something or make it necessary: The party's change of policy has been dictated by its need to win back younger voters. [+ that] I wanted to take a year off, but my financial situation dictated that I got a job.
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dictate verb (SPEAK)

[I or T] to speak something aloud for a person or machine to record what is said, so that it can be written down: I dictated my order over the phone. She spent the morning dictating letters to her secretary.
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dictatenoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   /ˈdɪk.teɪt/ formal
an order that should be obeyed, often one that you give to yourself: the dictates of conscience/common sense
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