dictar
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dictar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to say aloud)
a. to dictate
El profesor dictó un texto para comprobar la ortografía de los alumnos.The teacher dictated a text in order to test his students' spelling.
2. (legal)
a. to pronounce
El jurado dictó su veredicto tras varios días de deliberaciones.The jury pronounced their veredict after several days of deliberation.
b. to pass
La jueza dictó una condena de tres años para el acusado.The judge passed a prison sentence of three years for the defendant.
c. to issue
El jefe de estado dictó un nuevo decreto legislativo.The head of state issued a new legislative decree.
d. to enact (a law)
El tribunal dictó una ley contra la violencia de género.The court enacted a law against gender violence.
3. (to instruct)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to teach
Mi madre dicta francés en una universidad de París.My mother teaches French at a university in Paris.
b. to deliver
El orador dictó una charla muy amena sobre psicología.The speaker delivered an enjoyable talk on psychology.
c. to give
La conferencia que dictó el especialista fue de lo más interesante.The conference the specialist gave was really interesting.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to say aloud)
a. to dictate
Acabaremos antes de escribir el mensaje si tú dictas y yo escribo.We will finish writing the message faster if you dictate and I write.
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dictar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (texto)
a. to dictate
2. (clase)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to teach, to give
3. (emitir; sentencia, fallo)
a. to pronounce, to pass
4. (ley)
a. to enact
5. (decreto)
a. to issue
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dictar
transitive verb
1 [+carta, texto] to dictate;a to
2 (Jur) [+sentencia] to pass; pronounce; [+decreto] to issue
3 (indicar) to suggest; dictate
lo que dicta el sentido común what common sense suggests o dictates
4 (Latinoamérica) [+clase] to give; [+conferencia] to give; deliver
dictar las noticias (Rad) (TV) to read the news
intransitive verb
to dictate
dictar a su secretaria to dictate to one's secretary
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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