These texts would bring appreciation for fine food to average Americans and continue to dictate how we eat and cook today.
At the end of a lengthy rant, he concluded that “Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, also ruled by dictate.”
Israel has always tried to dictate to the Bedouin how they may live, with little or no input from members of the actual community.
1590s, "to practice dictation, say aloud for another to write down," from Latin dictatus, past participle of dictare "say often, prescribe," frequentative of dicere "tell, say" (see diction). Sense of "to command" is 1620s. Related: Dictated; dictates; dictating.
1590s, from Latin dictatum "something dictated," noun use of neuter past participle of dictare (see dictate (v.)).