dictated dictated  /dɪk ˈteɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) determined or decided upon as by an authority

Synonym(s)

set

Usage(s):

  1. Freedom in the bedroom is a novel concept in China, where for decades communist minders dictated most aspects of people's private lives.
  2. He sipped his coffee, chatted with us, dictated to a secretary and took phone calls more or less simultaneously.
  3. Freedom in the bedroom is a novel concept in China, where for decades communist minders dictated most aspects of people's private lives.

News

  1. Bruins Rein In Blackhawks, Tie Stanley Cup Finals

    The Blackhawks outskated the Bruins in the first period, but Boston dictated the tempo the rest of the way and the series is tied heading to the TD Garden. [ more › ]
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Chicagoist

  2. 2013 U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson to field: Let's go!

    Loading... I thought that I played better again than the score dictated, but this is a really fun challenge. It is a hard challenge, but it is a lot of fun. Every shot requires such great focus because the penalty can come up and bite you so quickly here. It's just a very penalizing golf course.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. No-Brainer Corn Trade Could Bring Home 38% by Harvest Season

    Crop growing seasons are dictated by the weather. Farmers generally plant in the spring and harvest in the fall. Some countries, like Brazil, in the Southern Hemisphere are able to do the opposite because ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: StreetAuthority Network via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Dates for withdrawal are dictated by conditions," Mr. McCain, the senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill. "The way that you win wars is to break the enemy's will, not to announce dates that you are...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: John McCain Source: New York Times

  2. "I have always said that I will listen to commanders on the ground. I've always said that the pace of withdrawal would be dictated by the safety and security of our troops and the need to maintain stability," Obama told reporters in Fargo, ND...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. "But that court and its chief judge did not give us the chance to say a word, and issued its verdict without explanation and read out the sentence - dictated by the invaders - without presenting the evidence," Saddam wrote.
    on Dec 26, 2006 By: Saddam Hussein Source: International Herald Tribune

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