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 for dictated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dictate \Dic"tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dictated; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Dictating.] [L. dictatus, p. p. of dictare, freq. of
     dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Dight.]
     1. To tell or utter so that another may write down; to
        inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an
        amanuensis.
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              The mind which dictated the Iliad.    --Wayland.
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              Pages dictated by the Holy Spirit.    --Macaulay.
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     2. To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to
        deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with
        authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a
        treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops.
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              Whatsoever is dictated to us by God must be
              believed.                             --Watts.
  
     Syn: To suggest; prescribe; enjoin; command; point out; urge;
          admonish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dictated
      adj 1: determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and
             place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of
             surrender"; "the time set for the launching" [syn:
             determined, dictated, set]

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