Dictate the conversation

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fadeout32811!!!

Senior Member
french
Hi

I saw a phrase "Don't let Customers dictate the conversation" on internet.
What does this mean?
This "dictate" means " To control or command"?
Not "To say or read aloud to be recorded or written by another"?

Thanks.
 
  • stevepham

    Senior Member
    vietnam
    So is using dictate a formal act ! It sounds rather brutal, like :

    To dictate a conversation. I do not see the word is considered formal or informal on the dictionary :).
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    To dictate a conversation. I do not see the word is considered formal or informal on the dictionary :).
    It's a good question, steve.

    The person who is dictating the conversation is typically controlling the conversation. Nothing aggressive, just the one who is on top of the conversation...guiding the conversation (with a certain amount of control).
     
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