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English definition of “dictate”

dictate

verb [I/T] (SPEAK)   /ˈdɪk·teɪt, dɪkˈteɪt/
to say something aloud for another person or for a machine to record, so that your words can be prepared in writing for use in business or a legal case: [T] She spent the morning dictating letters.
(Definition of dictate verb (SPEAK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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