What is another word for dictate to?

Pronunciation: [dɪktˈe͡ɪt tuː] (IPA)

Dictate to is a phrase that can be replaced by several synonyms depending on the context in which it is used. To control, influence, direct, govern, rule, regulate, command, lead, manage, oversee, and supervise are among the several synonyms for dictate to. These words can also be replaced by the phrase "call the shots." In essence, they all imply a level of authority or power to manipulate, guide or instruct someone or something to achieve a specific outcome. Using synonyms can bring variety and depth to a writer's work, increasing their clarity and precision in communication.

What are the hypernyms for Dictate to?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Dictate to

  • The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take.
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
  • I posed nude to show my parents they couldn't dictate to me any more - that I control my life.
    LaToya Jackson
  • The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
    Joseph Lancaster
  • The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions, if your mind doesn't dictate to her.
    David Herbert Lawrence
  • I don't dictate, you don't dictate to Stevie Wonder, not successfully.
    Spike Lee

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