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"transcribe" in British English

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transcribeverb [T]

uk   us   /trænˈskraɪb/
  • transcribe verb [T] (RECORD)

to ​record something written, ​spoken, or ​played by writing it down: Recordings of ​conversations are transcribed and ​entered into the ​database.
  • transcribe verb [T] (CHANGE)

to ​change a ​piece of writing or ​music into another ​form, for ​example into a different writing ​system or into ​music for different ​instruments: Transcribing the Ethiopian ​text into the ​Englishalphabet was ​their first ​task. The ​quintet had been transcribed forclarinet and ​piano.
(Definition of transcribe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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transcribeverb [T]

 us   /trænˈskrɑɪb/
to make a ​complete written ​record of ​spoken or written words: Only an ​expert could transcribe my ​notes so well.
(Definition of transcribe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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