Synonyms of dictate in English:

dictate


See definition of dictate

verb

1‘he sent for his secretary and dictated a letter’

SYNONYMS
say aloud, utter, speak, read out, read aloud, recite
ANTONYMS

write

2‘the government's official position is dictated by the prime minister’

SYNONYMS
prescribe, lay down, impose, set down, set out
order, command, decree, ordain, direct, pronounce, enjoin, promulgate
determine, decide, influence, affect, choose, control, govern

3‘my daughter is always dictating to her friends’

SYNONYMS
give orders to, order about, order around, boss, boss about, boss around, impose one's will on, lord it over, bully, domineer, dominate, tyrannize, oppress, ride roughshod over, control, pressurize, browbeat
lay down the law, act the tin god
informal push about, push around, bulldoze, walk all over
call the shots, throw one's weight about, throw one's weight around

noun

1‘he showed blind obedience to the dictates of his superior’

SYNONYMS
order, command, decree, edict, rule, ruling, ordinance, dictum, directive, direction, instruction, pronouncement, mandate, requirement, stipulation, injunction, ultimatum, demand, exhortation
bidding, request, charge, promulgation
ukase
pronunciamento
informal say-so
literary behest
archaic hest
rare rescript

2‘the dictates of fashion’

SYNONYMS
principle, guiding principle, code, canon, law, rule, regulation, precept, dictum, axiom, maxim