dictate to

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1. To set forth expressly and authoritatively:
2. To command or issue commands in an arrogant manner:
1. An authoritative indication to be obeyed:
2. A code or set of codes governing action or procedure, for example:

w>dictate to

vi +prep obj persondiktieren (+dat), → Vorschriften machen (+dat); I won’t be dictated toich lasse mir nicht diktieren, ich lasse mir keine Vorschriften machen
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