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dictate
Used In
Jane Eyre
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as in: dictate a letter Define
say out loud for the purpose of recording
  • One morning at the end of the two years, as I was writing a letter to his dictation, he came and bent over me, and said — "Jane, have you a glittering ornament round your neck?"

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  • She dictated a letter to her secretary.
  • She dictated a text message to her phone.

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unspecified meaning
  • Strong wind, earthquake-shock, and fire may pass by: but I shall follow the guiding of that still small voice which interprets the dictates of conscience.’

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as in: Hitler dictated that Define
issue commands or orders
as in: dictate a letter Define
say out loud for the purpose of recording
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