Translation of "dictate" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb (GIVE ORDERS) 下命令 uk us /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. 聯合國將決定軍隊從該地區撤軍的條件。
[ + question word ] He disagrees with the government dictating what children are taught in schools. 他不同意由政府來決定孩子在學校學習哪些課程。
[ + that ] The tennis club rules dictate that suitable footwear must be worn on the courts. 網球俱樂部的規則規定上場必須穿適當的運動鞋。

[ 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. 該黨政策上的變化是由於它需要贏回選民的支持。
[ + that ] I wanted to take a year off, but my financial situation dictated that I got a job. 我想休息一年,但我的經濟狀況迫使我必須工作。

(Translation of “dictate verb (GIVE ORDERS)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)