Would you listen to a ruler if they made an unjust dictate?
He could dictate their policy at home and abroad, revise their statute-book, upset the decisions of their law-courts.
Hitler is an example of someone that used his power to dictate to a group of people.
It was hard to stay awake as I listened to my boss dictate a long message.
People that dictate the rules make decisions for others with much authority.
As president, I would rather take a vote from the members of the club than dictate a decision for everyone.
If you are unable to write, you may dictate the test to the professor.
The ruler's new dictate required for all citizens to have health insurance through one organization.
Clearly, then, Napoleon's desire for peace was conditional on his being allowed to dictate terms to the rulers and peoples concerned.