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.”
That personage was on his legs when Lothair entered it, and was dictating to an officer writing at a table.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
One is good at writing, another at dictating and correcting, another has taste in painting flowers and illuminating.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
Until a soldier brought him a document issued by Eichorn the mysterious policeman who was dictating from the Stadt House.Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
Edward began to be aware that his brain was dictating thoughts which his conscious mind did not endorse.Arundel|Edward Frederic Benson
He had asked for some one who could write, and was dictating, in whispers, a letter to some person.Romance of California Life|John Habberton