say or read aloud (words to be written down by another or others)
state with the force of authority; command; decree; prescribe
an order which should be obeyed
"the dictates of reason"
"He dictated a report to his secretary"
I could not receive such dictates without horror.
出自： S. Johnson
Follow the dictates of your heart.
出自： P. G. Wodehouse
The dictates of His Gracious Majesty, King George III.
出自： V. S. Reid
Prudence should have dictated a quiet and withdrawn residence.
出自： R. Travers
Don't go home yet,I have three letters to dictate to you.
先不要回家,我有三封信向你口述。 dictate sth to sb
He dictated a letter to his secretary.
The teacher dictated a passage to the class.
老师让全班同学听写这篇文章。 dictate to sb
That boy always tries to dictate to his friends when they play together.
Don't try to dictate to children, they will obey you better if you ask them politely.
No person of a strong character likes to be dictated to.
He refused to be dictated to.
他不想受别人的支配。 dictate to sb/sth
The unions are hardly in a position to dictate to the Labour Party.
联盟很难达成一致来支配工党。 dictate sth to sb/sth
You should be able to dictate the terms of the agreement to the firm which you are buying.
你应该能够使你要买下的商行接受协议的条款。 dictate to sb wh-clause
The government tried to dictate to people how they should spend their money.
政府试图将消费方式强加于人民。 dictate to sb wh-to-v
No one is going to dictate to me where to live!