Translation of "dictate" - English-French dictionary

dictate

verbdictate /ˈdɪkteɪt, dɪkˈteɪt/
transitive to control or determine what will happen
déterminer

A salesman's pay is dictated by how much he sells.
Le salaire d'un re présentant est déterminé par le volume de ses ventes.
transitive-intransitive to tell sb what to do
dicter

We can't dictate what other countries do.
Nous ne pouvons décider de l'action des autres pays.
transitive-intransitive to speak while sb writes down what you say
dicter

to dictate a letter to sb
dicter une lettre à qqn

(Translation of “dictate” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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.

(Translation of “dictate” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)