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dictate
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Crime and Punishment
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as in: dictate a letter Define
say out loud for the purpose of recording
  • One, poorly dressed in mourning, sat at the table opposite the chief clerk, writing something at his dictation.

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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
  • I will dictate to you.
  • The head clerk began dictating to him the usual form of declaration, that he could not pay, that he undertook to do so at a future date, that he would not leave the town, nor sell his property, and so on.

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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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