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transcribe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics, Music, Recording
transcribetran‧scribe /trænˈskraɪb/ verb [transitive]  1 WRITEto write down something exactly as it was said A secretary transcribed the witnesses’ statements.2 COPYto write an exact copy of something He had been asked to transcribe an ancient manuscript.3 technicalSL to represent speech sounds with phonetic symbols4 formalSL to change a piece of writing into the alphabet of another languagetranscribe something into something The book has been transcribed into braille.5 APMto arrange a piece of music for a different instrument or voicetranscribe something for something a piece transcribed for piano6 TCRCOPY technical to copy recorded music, speech etc from one system to another, for example from tape to CD
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transcribeThe phone conversations were transcribed and sent to the FBI.Tens of thousands of pages of testimony were transcribed at a cost of $ 2. 50 a page.Fleck has transcribed Bach for the banjo.Not that Vea merely transcribed every memory and called it a novel.The conversation had been transcribed into phonetic script.Secretaries were busy transcribing medical records.I go back, and this time I find my way into nondescript offices below ground where priests are transcribing notes.I also got really specific about the phrasing and how I could transcribe that on to the guitar.I record my business letters, and my secretary transcribes them.One copy should be used for transcribing your notes as previously discussed.
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Verb table
transcribe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytranscribe
he, she, ittranscribes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytranscribed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave transcribed
he, she, ithas transcribed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad transcribed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill transcribe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have transcribed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam transcribing
he, she, itis transcribing
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you, we, theyare transcribing
Past
I, he, she, itwas transcribing
you, we, theywere transcribing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been transcribing
he, she, ithas been transcribing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been transcribing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be transcribing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been transcribing
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