Definition of Dictated

1. Adjective. Determined or decided upon as by an authority. "The time set for the launching"

Exact synonyms: Determined, Set
Similar to: Settled



Definition of Dictated

1. Verb. (past of dictate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dictated

1. dictate [v] - See also: dictate

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dictated

dicrotic pulse
dicrotic wave
dicrotism
dicrotisms
dicrotophos
dict
dicta
dicta-
dictamen
dictamens
dictamnus
dictamnuses
dictaphone
dictaphones
dictate
dictated (current term)
dictated but not read
dictates
dictating
dictation
dictation machine
dictation machines
dictational
dictations
dictator
dictatorial
dictatorially
dictatorialness
dictatorian
dictatorlike

Literary usage of Dictated

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"I cannot be dictated to by a watch." " I am afraid you are very tired, Fanny," said Edmund, observing her; " why would not you speak sooner? ..."

2. The Jews in the Eastern War Zone by American Jewish Committee (1916)
"It is a temporary measure dictated by military necessity. It does not remove any of the disabilities to which the Jews in Russia are legally subject. ..."

3. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"t two circumstances; first, that he dictated nearly the whole of his Memoirs to a young amanuensis ; secondly, that the distinguished academical writer to ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... we must supply the silence of antiquity by those legends which avarice or superstition long afterward dictated to the monks in the lazy ..."

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