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dictate
n. a guiding principle; "the dictates of reason"
dictate
n. an authoritative rule
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dictate
v. say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary"
dictate, prescribe, order
v. issue commands or orders for
dictate
v. rule as a dictator
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ruling, opinion
n. the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
edict
n. a formal or authoritative proclamation
mandate
n. the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
stricture
n. severe criticism
compel
v. necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
advocate, preach
v. speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
pontificate
v. talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner; "The new professor always pontificates"
orate
v. talk pompously
verbalise, verbalize
v. convert into a verb; "many English nouns have become verbalized"
promulgate, exclaim, proclaim
v. state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"
speechify
v. make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality; "These ministers speechify on every occasion"
command, control
v. exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
pass, legislate
v. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
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