[ UK /dɪktˈe‍ɪtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪkˌteɪtɪd, dɪkˈteɪtɪd/ ]
  1. determined or decided upon as by an authority
    the dictated terms of surrender
    the time set for the launching
    date and place are already determined
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How To Use dictated In A Sentence

  • And of course the guests and limpets also had to be depilated, washed, and have their hair dressed in an order dictated by protocol. Wildfire
  • The effective level of tax then is dictated by government outlays.
  • This was not an easy decision. It is, however, a decision that we feel is dictated by our duty.
  • He said the company had always had two move workers between the two bases depending on where the work was, but now circumstances dictated closure of the Scalloway workshop for the time being.
  • However, if the most recent 50 years in the history of war have truly been dictated by ideological instead of resource motivations, the period would represent a unique aberration.
  • Ruling the country as his own personal fiefdom, he has imposed placemen in key positions of power and dictated policy. Times, Sunday Times
  • We poured our own drinks, dictated which songs should be played and pretty much did whatever we wanted.
  • Circumstances dictated that they played a defensive rather than attacking game.
  • Strategic aims and circumstances have traditionally dictated campaign concepts.
  • The president has dictated some letters to his secretary.
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