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Meaning of “dictate” - Learner’s Dictionary

dictate

verb     /dɪkˈteɪt/
SAY [I, T]
to say or read something for someone to write down: Tony was busy dictating letters to his secretary.Office practices
DECIDE [T]
to decide or control what happens: [+ question word] The weather will dictate where we hold the party.Giving orders and commands
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