What is Dictate?
Dictate definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object), dicA.tatA.ed, dicA.tatA.ing.
to say or read (something) aloud for another person to transcribe or for a machine to record: to dictate some letters to a secretary.
to prescribe or lay down authoritatively or peremptorily; command unconditionally: to dictate peace terms to a conquered enemy.
verb (used without object), dicA.tatA.ed, dicA.tatA.ing.
to say or read aloud something to be written down by a person or recorded by a machine.
to give orders.
an authoritative order or command.
a guiding or governing principle, requirement, etc.: to follow the dictates of one’s conscience.