Appointed vs Dictate - What's the difference?

appointed | dictate |

As verbs the difference between appointed and dictate

is that appointed is (appoint) while dictate is to order, command, control.

As a noun dictate is

an order or command.




  • (appoint).
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    (en noun)
  • An order or command.
  • I must obey the dictates of my conscience.


  • To order, command, control.
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  • Trademark Owners will nevertheless try to dictate how their marks are to be represented, but dictionary publishers with spine can resist such pressure.
  • To speak in order for someone to write down the words.
  • She is dictating a letter to a stenographer.
    The French teacher dictated a passage from Victor Hugo.

    Derived terms

    * dictation * dictator