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Meaning of “dictate” - Learner’s Dictionary

dictate

verb
 
 
/dɪkˈteɪt/
SAY [I, T] to say or read something for someone to write down: Tony was busy dictating letters to his secretary.Office practices
DECIDE [T] to decide or control what happens: [+ question word] The weather will dictate where we hold the party.Giving orders and commands
(Definition of dictate from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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