Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dictate

3 senses of dictate

Sense 1
order, prescribe, dictate -- (issue commands or orders for)
       => inflict, bring down, visit, impose -- (impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students")

Sense 2
dictate -- (say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary")
       => read -- (look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon")

Sense 3
dictate -- (rule as a dictator)
       => govern, rule -- (exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?")

Antonyms of adj dictated

1 sense of dictated

Sense 1
determined, dictated, set -- (determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching")

INDIRECT (VIA settled) -> unsettled -- (still in doubt; "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind")

Similarity of adj dictated

1 sense of dictated

Sense 1
determined, dictated, set -- (determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching")
       => settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night")

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