dictate (Also dictating, dictates, dictated) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to dictate


  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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  • noun United States general who commanded the Allied forces in China and Burma and India during World War II (1883-1946)
    Joseph Warren Stilwell; Stilwell; Uncle Joe.

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  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuring; conjuration; invocation.

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  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; outlaw; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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  • noun Confederate general in the American Civil War; led the Confederate troops in the West (1807-1891)
    Johnston; Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

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  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferral; postponement.

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  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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  • noun United States painter best known for his portraits of George Washington (1755-1828)
    Gilbert Stuart; Gilbert Charles Stuart.
  • noun a member of the royal family that ruled Scotland and England

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  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; kaliph; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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  • noun the government of the Roman Catholic Church

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  • noun king of Persia and founder of the Persian Empire (circa 600-529 BC)
    Cyrus the Great; Cyrus II.

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  • adjective belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot

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  • noun an official of a bureaucracy

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  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship

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  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; encumbrance; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind

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  • noun a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities

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  • noun king of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)
    Hussein; King Hussein; Husain; Husayn.

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  • noun British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
    Baron Clive; Clive; Baron Clive of Plassey.

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  • noun a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
  • noun energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
    electrical energy.
    • they built a car that runs on electricity

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  • noun a local magistrate with limited powers

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  • noun a person who takes part in social activities

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  • noun the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes
    first law of thermodynamics; conservation of energy.

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  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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  • noun wife of a viceroy
  • noun governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign

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  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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  • noun a serviceman in the artillery
    cannoneer; machine gunner; gunner.

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  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

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  • noun the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno

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  • noun (Old Testament) king of Chaldea who captured and destroyed Jerusalem and exiled the Israelites to Babylonia (630?-562 BC)
    Nebuchadrezzar II; Nebuchadnezzar II; Nebuchadnezzar.

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  • verb decree or determine beforehand
  • verb foreordain by divine will or decree
    foreordain; predestinate.

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  • noun the operator of a motor vehicle
  • noun someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

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  • noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting

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  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    • His belief in God governs his conduct

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  • noun any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

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  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country

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  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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  • noun someone who speaks in a childish way

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  • noun a statement of fundamental facts or principles
  • noun principles from which other truths can be derived
    fundamentals; fundamental principle; bedrock; basic principle.
    • first you must learn the fundamentals
    • let's get down to basics

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  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; kaliph; khalif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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  • noun a military officer who serves as an adviser to the troops of an allied nation
    military advisor.

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  • noun conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
    Julius Caesar; Gaius Julius Caesar.
  • noun United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
    Sid Caesar; Sidney Caesar.

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  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone

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  • adjective satellite exerting control or influence
    • a guiding principle
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.

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  • noun speech you make to yourself
  • noun a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

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  • adjective not endowed with authority
  • adjective satellite without official authorization
    unauthorized; wildcat.
    • an unauthorized strike
    • wildcat work stoppage

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  • noun the legislator who organizes his party's strategy

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  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatical.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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  • noun the person initiating a telephone call
    caller-up; caller; telephoner.
    • there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone

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  • noun Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
    Chiang Chung-cheng.

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  • verb assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    bump; break; demote; relegate.
    • She was demoted because she always speaks up
    • He was broken down to Sergeant

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  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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  • noun a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

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  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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  • noun the act of mobilizing for a common purpose
    • the bell was a signal for the rallying of the whole neighborhood
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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  • noun king of Persia and founder of the Persian Empire (circa 600-529 BC)
    Cyrus the Elder; Cyrus II.

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  • noun closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
    closure by compartment.
  • noun instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people

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  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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  • noun Soviet general who during World Warr II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
    Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov; Zhukov.

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  • verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    renege on; go back on; renege.
    • She backed out of her promise

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  • noun any person who is on your side

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  • noun United States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West; he captured Atlanta and led a destructive march to the sea that cut the Confederacy in two (1820-1891)
    William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • noun American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution (1721-1793)
    Roger Sherman.

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  • noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
  • noun freedom of choice
    • liberty of opinion
    • liberty of worship
    • liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases
    • at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes

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  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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  • noun the act of militarizing again

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  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  • verb remove something that has been rejected
    • cull the sick members of the herd

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  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
  • noun a device for applying a substance

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  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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  • noun king of Persia who expanded the Persian Empire and invaded Greece but was defeated at the battle of Marathon (550-486 BC)
    Darius the Great.

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  • adjective satellite made impossible
  • verb do away with
    rid of; eliminate; obviate.

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  • noun a high-ranking military officer

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  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; word structure; syllable structure.

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  • noun the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world

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  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice