dictate verb (GIVE ORDERS) translate to Mandarin Chinese

Translation of "dictate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


/dɪkˈteɪt/ US  /ˈ--/
[I or T] to give orders, or state something exactly, 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 tennis club rules dictate that suitable footwear must be worn on the courts.
Giving orders and commands
[T] to influence something or make it necessary
The party's change of policy has been dictated by its need to win back the support of voters.
[+ that] I wanted to take a year off, but my financial situation dictated that I got a job.
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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