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See definition of dictating on Dictionary.com
  • verbcommand; give instructions
  • verbread out for the record

synonyms for dictating

  • govern
  • guide
  • impose
  • lay down
  • prescribe
  • bid
  • bulldoze
  • charge
  • control
  • decree
  • direct
  • enjoin
  • instruct
  • lead
  • manage
  • ordain
  • order
  • pronounce
  • regiment
  • rule
  • set
  • call the play
  • call the shots
  • call the tune
  • lay down the law
  • put foot down
  • read the riot act
  • take the reins
  • walk heavy

antonyms for dictating

MOST RELEVANT
  • disallow
  • mismanage
  • ask
  • implore
  • request
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How to use dictating in a sentence

He seldom got up till late in the day, dictating his letters and receiving his ministers in bed.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Because of God's authority dictating it as a law, his will revealed conferred obligation.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
But M. Boscheron, my secretary, respectfully remarks that I keep on dictating the same sentence.
MARGUERITEANATOLE FRANCE
In the afternoon I generally work again, now alone drafting, now with Belle dictating.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
After a while he turned to his own books and spent most of the day reading or in dictating to Las Cases.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
He was listless too, preferring others to read to him and dictating nearly all his letters.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
He was fond of dictating poems and descriptions of these travels.
GREAT ARTISTS, VOL 1.JENNIE ELLIS KEYSOR
Opposite him stands a desperate and determined man dictating terms.
FORGING THE BLADESBERTRAM MITFORD
Now, poor Tony delivered this with a tone and manner that implied he thought he was dictating a very telling and able despatch.
TONY BUTLERCHARLES JAMES LEVER
There was a rumour,—no doubt a false rumour,—that the Crown insisted in this instance on dictating a choice to the Duke of Omnium.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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