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Definition of Dictate

Dictate

  1. To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis.
  2. To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops.
  3. To speak as a superior; to command; to impose conditions (on).
  4. To compose literary works; to tell what shall be written or said by another.
  5. A statement delivered with authority; an order; a command; an authoritative rule, principle, or maxim; a prescription; as, listen to the dictates of your conscience; the dictates of the gospel.
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Dictate Translations

dictate in Dutch is dicteren
dictate in French is dictons, dictez, dictent, dicter
dictate in German is diktieren, diktiere
dictate in Italian is dettare
dictate in Latin is dicto
dictate in Portuguese is ordem
dictate in Spanish is dictar