dictate translate English to French: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "dictate" - English-French dictionary


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