dictate translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "dictate" - English-Spanish dictionary

See all translations

dictate

verb /dikˈteit, (American) ˈdikteit/
to say or read out (something) for someone else to write down
dictar
He always dictates his letters (to his secretary).
to state officially or with authority
dictar
He dictated the terms of our offer.
to give orders to; to command
mandar
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
dictado
The secretary is taking dictation.
dictator noun an all-powerful ruler
dictador
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
dictadura
His dictatorship depended on the support of the army.
a state ruled by a dictator
dictadura
That country is a dictatorship now.
(Definition of dictate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dictate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More