French translation of 'dictate'
- [words, letter]
- (= lay down) [condition]
imposercommon sense dictates that ...
le bon sens dicte que ...
- (= govern)
dicterto be dictated by convention
être imposé(e) par les conventions
to dictate to sb [person]
imposer sa volonté à qn,
régenter qnto attempt to dictate to sb
vouloir imposer sa volonté à qn
⇒ I won't be dictated to.
Je n'ai d'ordres à recevoir de personne.
Example Sentences Including 'dictate'
"'I was determined that she was not going to dictate my future - any more than my mother has tried to do.Goodbye Curate
He's blushing now as I dictate those words, but it's true, and I want you to know.RESCUING ROSE (2002)
Charles, I don't have a magic wand to wave and I'm not going to dictate to you.Absolute Truths
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Translation of dictate from the Collins English to French Dictionary