verb (used with object), dic·tat·ed, dic·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), dic·tat·ed, dic·tat·ing.
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I made my way, on hands and knees, to a bed near the dictating voice.
And he would — Clinton would get very deeply involved in editing the drafts and dictating new language.Clinton, Bush, and Obama Speechwriters on How They Made the State of the Union Address|Chris Riback|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So the first step is reading and interviewing, then dictating my notes.
Even in his letters, dictating his letters, he would say everything twice.Murder, Sex, and the Writing Life: Norman Mailer’s Biography|Ronald K. Fried|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
John Gielgud, says Welles, “used to play Shakespeare as though he were dictating it to his secretary.”
He seldom got up till late in the day, dictating his letters and receiving his ministers in bed.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Because of God's authority dictating it as a law, his will revealed conferred obligation.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
But M. Boscheron, my secretary, respectfully remarks that I keep on dictating the same sentence.Marguerite|Anatole France
In the afternoon I generally work again, now alone drafting, now with Belle dictating.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
After a while he turned to his own books and spent most of the day reading or in dictating to Las Cases.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed