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dictate
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
reason dictates
Definition
determine or control what will happen
  • Whether they are destroyed individually or in groups, or however it is done, with mass bombing, poisonous smoke, poisons, drowning, decapitation, or what, dispose of them as the situation dictates ....
    p. 199.3
dictates = determines or controls
There are no more uses of "dictate" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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2  —1 use as in:
dictate a letter
Definition
say out loud for the purpose of recording
  • Finally, a letter arrived, composed by Harvey and dictated to a nurse from his hospital bed.
    p. 255.9
dictated = said out loud and written by another
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