"dictated" in the verb sense
1. order, prescribe, dictate
issue commands or orders for
say out loud for the purpose of recording
"He dictated a report to his secretary"
rule as a dictator
"dictated" in the adjective sense
1. determined, dictated, set
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"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License