The verb is pronounced /dɪk'teɪt, am 'dɪkteɪt/. The noun is pronounced /'dɪkteɪt/. 动词读作/dɪk'teɪt, 美 'dɪkteɪt/。名词读作/'dɪkteɪt/。
口授;口述;使听写 If you dictate something, you say or read it aloud for someone else to write down.
Sheldon writes every day of the week, dictating his novels in the morning...
谢尔登一周 7 天都要写作，每天早上口述小说让别人记录。
Everything he dictated was signed and sent out the same day.
命令;发号施令;强行规定 If someone dictates to someone else, they tell them what they should do or can do.
【语法信息】：V to n
【语法信息】：V to n wh
【语法信息】：V n to n
He had warned the West against trying to dictate to the Soviet Union...
What right has one country to dictate the environmental standards of another?...
He cannot be allowed to dictate what can and cannot be inspected...
What gives them the right to dictate to us what we should eat?...
The officers were more or less able to dictate terms to successive governments...
The rules of court dictate that a defendant is entitled to all evidence which may help his case.
决定;支配;影响 If one thing dictates another, the first thing causes or influences the second thing.
The film's budget dictated a tough schedule...
The way in which they dress is dictated by very rigid fashion rules...
Of course, a number of factors will dictate how long an apple tree can survive...
Circumstances dictated that they played a defensive rather than attacking game.
（理智或常识）认为，告诉 You say that reason or common sense dictates that a particular thing is the case when you believe strongly that it is the case and that reason or common sense will cause other people to agree.
Commonsense now dictates that it would be wise to sell a few shares.
命令;指令 A dictate is an order which you have to obey.
【搭配模式】：usu with supp
Their job is to ensure that the dictates of the Party are followed.
原则;规则;准则Dictates are principles or rules which you consider to be extremely important.
We have followed the dictates of our consciences and have done our duty.
vt. & vi.
1. 大声讲或读; 口授
He cannot write but he can dictate.
It took him a long time to dictate this letter.
1. 指示; 指定; 指令
We're now in a position to dictate our own demands.