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Translation of "dictate" - English-German dictionary

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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