Dictate vs Diktat - What's the difference?

dictate | diktat |

Dictate is a see also of diktat.

As nouns the difference between dictate and diktat

is that dictate is an order or command while diktat is a harsh penalty or settlement imposed upon a defeated party by the victor.

As a verb dictate

is to order, command, control.




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


  • To order, command, control.
  • * 2001 , Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography , Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-78512-X), page 409,
  • 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




    (en noun)
  • a harsh penalty or settlement imposed upon a defeated party by the victor
  • a dogmatic decree, especially issued by one who rules without popular consent
  • *2005 , Vitaly Naumkin, Radical Islam in Central Asia: Between Pen and Rifle , page 179
  • It should be noted that Saddam's power was held up by fear and diktat .

    See also

    * dictate ---- ==Serbo-Croatian==


  • dictate
  • Declension

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