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dictate

verb /dikˈteit, (American) ˈdikteit/
to say or read out (something) for someone else to write down
diktieren
He always dictates his letters (to his secretary).
to state officially or with authority
vorschreiben
He dictated the terms of our offer.
to give orders to; to command
befehlen
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.
(Definition of dictate from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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