1. [ noun ] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Synonyms: command bidding bid
Related terms: speech_act order commandment injunction commission open_sesame behest countermand command bid dictate
2. [ noun ] (writing) matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage

"he mailed the dictation without bothering to read it"

Related terms: matter dictate
3. [ noun ] speech intended for reproduction in writing
Related terms: speech dictate
Similar spelling:   dictate