Translation of "dictate" - English-Russian dictionary

dictate

verb uk us /dɪkˈteɪt/
SAY [ I, T ]

to say or read something for someone to write down

диктовать
Tony was busy dictating letters to his secretary.
DECIDE [ T ]

to decide or control what happens

диктовать, определять
[ + question word ] The weather will dictate where we hold the party.

(Translation of “dictate” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)