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1. determined or decided upon as by an authority;
- Example: "date and place are already determined"
- Example: "the dictated terms of surrender"
- Example: "the time set for the launching"
[syn: determined, dictated, set]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dictate \Dic"tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dictated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dictating.] [L. dictatus, p. p. of dictare, freq. of dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Dight.] 1. To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis. [1913 Webster] The mind which dictated the Iliad. --Wayland. [1913 Webster] Pages dictated by the Holy Spirit. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops. [1913 Webster] Whatsoever is dictated to us by God must be believed. --Watts. Syn: To suggest; prescribe; enjoin; command; point out; urge; admonish. [1913 Webster]