Translation of "dictate" - English-German 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

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

das Diktat
The secretary is taking dictation.
dictator noun

an all-powerful ruler

der Diktator
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

die Diktatur
His dictatorship depended on the support of the army.

a state ruled by a dictator

die Diktatur
That country is a dictatorship now.

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