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dictate
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War and Peace
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as in: dictate a letter Define
say out loud for the purpose of recording
  • After giving these and other commands he returned to his tent, and the dispositions for the battle were written down from 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
  • "Second line…. have you written it?" he continued dictating to the clerk.
  • After breakfast Napoleon in de Beausset’s presence dictated his order of the day to the army.

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  • "Short and energetic!" he remarked when he had read over the proclamation which he had dictated straight off without corrections.
  • Weyrother had been twice that evening to the enemy’s picket line to reconnoiter personally, and twice to the Emperors, Russian and Austrian, to report and explain, and to his headquarters where he had dictated the dispositions in German, and now, much exhausted, he arrived at Kutuzov’s.
  • While Kutuzov was talking to Raevski and dictating the order of the day, Wolzogen returned from Barclay and said that General Barclay wished to have written confirmation of the order the field marshal had given.

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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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