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dictate
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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unspecified meaning
  • Courtesy dictates that we offer fellow wizards the opportunity of denying us entry.
  • Nevertheless, Harry felt the atmosphere in the room change subtly: Dumbledore’s refusal to use Voldemort’s chosen name was a refusal to allow Voldemort to dictate the terms of the meeting, and Harry could tell that Voldemort took it as such.

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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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