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dictate
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Heart of Darkness
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as in: dictate a letter Define
say out loud for the purpose of recording
  • ’My dear sir,’ he cried, ’I write from 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 laid my head on my arm again, and had nearly lost myself in a doze, when somebody said in my ear, as it were: ’I am as harmless as a little child, but I don’t like to be dictated to.

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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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