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dictate

verb [I or T] (SPEAK)    /dɪkˈteɪt/ US  /ˈdɪk.teɪt/
to speak something aloud for a person or machine to record the words said, so that they can be written down: I dictated my order over the phone. She spent the morning dictating letters to her secretary.Office practices
(Definition of dictate verb (SPEAK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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