Synonyms for Dictate:


formulate, give forth, impact, emit, record, deliver, shape, bring out, make a difference, talk, interview, get, speak, compose, come into play, interact, affect, take effect, verbalize. direct, follow, tax with, instruct, manage, boss around, petition, push around, command, require, order around, decree, plead. ethics, etiquette, the proprieties, fix, impose, code, law, morals, conscience, over, Standards, convention, lay down. dominate, tyrannize, rule, domineer, boss. command (noun)
command; rule (noun)
decree, order, mandate, law, code.
dictate (noun)
order, prescribe.
typing (noun)
type, typing, typist, dictation, type up, type out, touch-type, typewritten, typing pool.


command; give instructions (verb)
rule, direct, lay down, impose, instruct, prescribe, manage, bulldoze.
communication (verb)
order, prescribe.
compel (verb)
stimulate, impel, mandate, bully, intimidate, press, foment, propel, drive, nag, daunt, coerce, spark, bulldoze, browbeat, compel, galvanize, urge, cause, oblige, pressure, hijack, dragoon, stress, motivate, incite, push, goad.
read out for the record (verb)
emit, give forth, interview, compose, verbalize, talk, deliver, formulate, speak.

Other synonyms:

domineer, order around, tyrannize, push around, command. require, lay down, rule, tax with. impose, dominate, instruct, law. fix. direct. prescribe
lay down.
type, typing, typist, dictation, type up, type out, touch-type, typewritten, typing pool.
Other relevant words:
emit, plead, direct, manage, affect, instruct, typewritten, get, talk, impose, compose, typing, prescribe, petition, interact, deliver, verbalize, record, dominate, decree, shape, morals, command, impact, boss, type, touch-type, code, law, fix, speak, over, follow, typist, give forth, conscience, Standards, dictation, rule, order, etiquette, tyrannize, domineer, require, interview, convention, formulate, ethics, lay down.

Usage examples for dictate

  1. He could not presume to dictate – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  2. They will dictate the conduct of the world for many a year. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  3. And when this party is formed, who will constitute the majority of it, which majority is then to dictate – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson