take dictation

Definition of take dictation

:to write down the words that someone says so that they can be used in a letter, report, etc.
  • Her secretary's very good at taking dictation.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

dictation play
  1. : prescription

  2. : arbitrary command

  3. : the act or manner of uttering words to be transcribed


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