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Translation of dictate in French:


British English: /ˈdɪkteɪt/
American English: /ˈdɪkˌteɪt/
, /ˌdɪkˈteɪt/
  • (decree) to follow the dictates of one's conscience
    suivre ce que dicte sa conscience

transitive verb

British English: /dɪkˈteɪt/
American English: /ˈdɪkˌteɪt/
, /ˌdɪkˈteɪt/
  • 2 (prescribe)
    imposer (terms, choices) (to à)
    décider de, déterminer (outcome)
    régenter (economy, policy) (to à)
    to dictate that …
    imposer que … (+ subj)
    to dictate how
    prescrire comment

intransitive verb

British English: /dɪkˈteɪt/
American English: /ˈdɪkˌteɪt/
, /ˌdɪkˈteɪt/
  • 1 (out loud) to dictate to one's secretary/into a machine
    dicter une lettre ( or un texte etc) à sa secrétaire/à une machine
  • 2 (boss somebody around)to dictate to somebody
    imposer sa volonté à quelqu'un
    I won't be dictated to (by someone like him)!
    je n'ai pas d'ordres à recevoir (de quelqu'un comme lui)!

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