- vt. 命令；口述；使听写
- vi. 口述；听写
- n. 命令；指示
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- dictate (v.)
- 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 (n.)
- 1590s, from Latin dictatum "something dictated," noun use of neuter past participle of dictare (see dictate (v.)).
- 1. He cannot be allowed to dictate what can and cannot be inspected.
- 2. What right has one country to dictate the environmental standards of another?
- 3. It took him a long time to dictate this letter.
- 4. We're now in a position to dictate our own demands.
- 5. No one is going to dictate to me where to live!
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