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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.
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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The word dictator contains the following parts:
-ator Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix -ator turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns. It is a compound of -ate + -or.