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Translation of "dictate" - English-Spanish dictionary

dictate

verb /dikˈteit, (American) ˈdikteit/
to say or read out (something) for someone else to write down dictar He always dictates his letters (to his secretary).
to state officially or with authority dictar He dictated the terms of our offer.
to give orders to; to command mandar I certainly won’t be dictated to by you (= I won’t do as you say).
dictation noun
something read for another to write down dictado The secretary is taking dictation.
dictator noun
an all-powerful ruler dictador As soon as he became dictator, he made all political parties illegal and governed the country as he liked.
dictatorship noun
the authority of a dictator dictadura His dictatorship depended on the support of the army.
a state ruled by a dictator dictadura That country is a dictatorship now.
(Definition of dictate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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