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dictator

dic·ta·tor

dictator

 
 
pronunciation:
dIk teI tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a ruler who has supreme and total authority, esp. one who has seized power or who uses it harshly or selfishly.
The dictator ruled the country with an iron fist for decades.
synonyms:
autocrat, despot, tyrant
similar words:
oligarch, overlord
definition 2: one who decrees or orders what others shall do.
a dictator of manners and morals
similar words:
taskmaster
definition 3: one who gives dictation.
similar words:
reader
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