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Translation of "dictate" - English-French dictionary

dictate

verb /dikˈteit, (American) ˈdikteit/
to say or read out (something) for someone else to write down dicter He always dictates his letters (to his secretary).
to state officially or with authority dicter He dictated the terms of our offer.
to give orders to; to command faire la loi 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 dictée The secretary is taking dictation.
dictator noun
an all-powerful ruler dictateur/-trice 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 dictature His dictatorship depended on the support of the army.
a state ruled by a dictator dictature That country is a dictatorship now.
(Definition of dictate from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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