how to pronounce dictate


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dictate is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of dictate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… everything will dictate what we're going …”

meaning of dictate

To dictate means to give orders or instructions to.

dictate frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word dictate occurs in english on average 4.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dictate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dictate can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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