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TO DICTATE. To pronounce word for word what is destined to be at the same time written by another. Merlin Rep. mot Suggestion, p. 5 00; Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. liv. 3, t. 2, c. 5, n. 410.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac adapts to a clinician's voice and words over time, ensuring greater accuracy of patient details and information.
Dragon Dictate for Mac has improved accuracy with new and improved speech recognition technology, and now features the ability to transcribe text from any single speaker's pre-recorded audio file, combining both voice recognition and transcription offerings into one powerful product.
"Air Dictate does exactly this, dramatically simplifying and speeding the inputting of text without a keyboard onto any Mac app accommodating text input such as TextEdit, Mail, Pages and Microsoft Word, simply by talking into an iPhone 4S," Howell said.
You can even dictate status updates directly to your social network applications, such as Facebook or Twitter.
But today it seems impossible to dictate your terms to the media as far as coverage is concerned.
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And if you miss (that percentage of) first serves against Roger then it's easy (for him) to dictate points and dictate play.
The city's police officers would go out on patrol, conduct their investigations, and then dictate their findings and daily event logs onto analog tapes that would be submitted, along with reams of paper and reports.
In an interview with the popular NBC news channel,Gates said the US would not let the Taliban dictate terms of any reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan.
With up to 50 per cent of European passenger vehicles making use of diesel, a substantial push is on to prepare for upcoming legislation that will dictate a sharp reduction in diesel emissions from current standards.