dictate (v.)youdaoicibaDictYouDict[dictate 词源字典]
1590s, "to practice dictation, say aloud for another to write down," from Latin dictatus, past participle of dictare "say often, prescribe," frequentative of dicere "tell, say" (see diction). Sense of "to command" is 1620s. Related: Dictated; dictates; dictating.[dictate etymology, dictate origin, 英语词源]
dictate (n.)youdaoicibaDictYouDict
1590s, from Latin dictatum "something dictated," noun use of neuter past participle of dictare (see dictate (v.)).