dictateDIK-taytverb:: to speak or read for a person to write down or for a machine to record

"And if Vice Principal Nero had stopped practicing his violin and looked in on his infant secretary, he would have guessed that Sunny was working very hard, mailing letters he had dictated to various candy companies complaining about their candy quality." (Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy)

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 13:40 IST
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First Published: Jan 05, 2006 13:40 IST