Bedeutung von “dictate” — Learner’s Dictionary

dictate

verb us uk /dɪkˈteɪt/
SAY [ I, T ]

to say or read something for someone to write down:

Tony was busy dictating / letters to his secretary.
DECIDE [ T ]

to decide or control what happens:

[ + question word ] The weather will dictate where we hold the party.

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(Definition von “dictate” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)