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dictate

verb (GIVE ORDERS)
下命令
 
 
/dɪkˈteɪt/ US  /ˈ--/
[I or T] to give orders, or state something exactly, with total authority
命令,下(令);决定,规定
The UN will dictate the terms of troop withdrawal from the region.
联合国将决定军队从该地区撤军的条件。
[+ question word] He disagrees with the government dictating what children are taught in schools.
他不同意由政府来决定孩子在学校学习哪些课程。
[+ that] The tennis club rules dictate that suitable footwear must be worn on the courts.
网球俱乐部的规则规定上场必须穿适当的运动鞋。
Giving orders and commands
[T] to influence something or make it necessary
影响;决定;要求
The party's change of policy has been dictated by its need to win back the support of voters.
该党政策上的变化是由于它需要赢回选民的支持。
[+ that] I wanted to take a year off, but my financial situation dictated that I got a job.
我想休息一年,但我的经济状况却迫使我必须工作。
Controlling and being in charge
(Definition of dictate verb (GIVE ORDERS) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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