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dictate

US [ˈdɪkˌteɪt]
UK [dɪkˈteɪt]
  • v.决定;口述;支配;强行规定
  • n.规定;命令
  • Web口授;听写;使听写
Simple Present:dictates  Present Participle:dictating  Past Tense:dictated  
dictate
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sth) (to sb)
口述to say words for sb else to write down
He dictated a letter to his secretary.
他向秘书口授信稿。
2.
[t]
(尤指以令人厌烦的方式)指使,强行规定to tell sb what to do, especially in an annoying way
They are in no position to dictate terms(= tell other people what to do) .
他们没有资格发号施令。
What right do they have to dictate how we live our lives?
他们有什么权利强行规定我们该怎样生活?
3.
[t][i]
支配;摆布;决定to control or influence how sth happens
When we take our vacations is very much dictated by Greg's work schedule.
我们什么时候休假在很大程度上取决于格雷格的工作时间安排。
It's generally your job that dictates where you live now.
一般说来,你住在什么地方是由你的工作决定的。
The social conventions of the day dictated that she should remain at home with her parents.
那时的社会习俗规定她应该留在家里,与她父母在一起。
n.
1.
[usupl]
命令;规定an order or a rule that you must obey
to follow the dictates of fashion
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