7 letter words ending in ate

Acerate (n.) A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base.

Acerate (a.) Acerose; needle-shaped.

Acetate (n.) A salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; as, acetate of lead, acetate of potash.

Actuate (v. t.) To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; -- more commonly used of persons.

Actuate (v. t.) To carry out in practice; to perform.

Actuate (a.) Put in action; actuated.

Adulate (v. t.) To flatter in a servile way.

Aggrate (a.) To please.

Agitate (v. t.) To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.

Agitate (v. t.) To move or actuate.

Agitate (v. t.) To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.

Agitate (v. t.) To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated.

Agitate (v. t.) To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.

Alcoate (n.) Alt. of Alcohate

Amylate (n.) A compound of the radical amyl with oxygen and a positive atom or radical.

Animate (v. t.) To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.

Animate (v. t.) To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre.

Animate (v. t.) To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.

Animate (a.) Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.

Arcuate (a.) Alt. of Arcuated

Aureate (a.) Golden; gilded.

Avocate (a.) To call off or away; to withdraw; to transfer to another tribunal.

Avolate (v. i.) To fly away; to escape; to exhale.

Baccate (a.) Pulpy throughout, like a berry; -- said of fruits.

Barbate (a.) Bearded; beset with long and weak hairs.

Bromate (n.) A salt of bromic acid.

Bromate (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with bromine; as, bromated camphor.

Bullate (a.) Appearing as if blistered; inflated; puckered.

Caprate (n.) A salt of capric acid.

Carnate (a.) Invested with, or embodied in, flesh.

Cassate (v. t.) To render void or useless; to vacate or annul.

Caudate (a.) Alt. of Caudated

Chelate (a.) Same as Cheliferous.

Cholate (n.) A salt of cholic acid; as, sodium cholate.

Ciliate (a.) Alt. of Ciliated

Cirrate (a.) Having cirri along the margin of a part or organ.

Citrate (n.) A salt of citric acid.

Clavate (a.) Alt. of Clavated

Climate (v. i.) One of thirty regions or zones, parallel to the equator, into which the surface of the earth from the equator to the pole was divided, according to the successive increase of the length of the midsummer day.

Climate (v. i.) The condition of a place in relation to various phenomena of the atmosphere, as temperature, moisture, etc., especially as they affect animal or vegetable life.

Climate (v. i.) To dwell.

Cognate (a.) Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mother's side.

Cognate (a.) Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred; as, a cognate language.

Cognate (n.) One who is related to another on the female side.

Cognate (n.) One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.

Collate (v. t.) To compare critically, as books or manuscripts, in order to note the points of agreement or disagreement.

Collate (v. t.) To gather and place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding.

Collate (v. t.) To present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; -- followed by to.

Collate (v. t.) To bestow or confer.

Collate (v. i.) To place in a benefice, when the person placing is both the patron and the ordinary.

Co-mate (n.) A companion.

Connate (a.) Born with another; being of the same birth.

Connate (a.) Congenital; existing from birth.

Connate (a.) Congenitally united; growing from one base, or united at their bases; united into one body; as, connate leaves or athers. See Illust. of Connate-perfoliate.

Cordate (a.) Heart-shaped; as, a cordate leaf.

Costate (a.) Alt. of Costated

Cremate (v. t.) To burn; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire, either directly or in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate; as, to cremate a corpse, instead of burying it.

Crenate (a.) Alt. of Crenated

Cuneate (a.) Alt. of Cuneated

Curtate (a.) Shortened or reduced; -- said of the distance of a planet from the sun or earth, as measured in the plane of the ecliptic, or the distance from the sun or earth to that point where a perpendicular, let fall from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic, meets the ecliptic.

Curvate (a.) Alt. of Curvated

Cyanate (n.) A salt of cyanic acid.

Deflate (v. t.) To reduce from an inflated condition.

Deitate (a.) Deified.

Dentate (a.) Alt. of Dentated

Deodate (n.) A gift or offering to God.

Deviate (v. i.) To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.

Deviate (v. t.) To cause to deviate.

Dictate (v. t.) To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis.

Dictate (v. t.) To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops.

Dictate (v. i.) To speak as a superior; to command; to impose conditions (on).

Dictate (v. i.) To compose literary works; to tell what shall be written or said by another.

Dictate (v. t.) A statement delivered with authority; an order; a command; an authoritative rule, principle, or maxim; a prescription; as, listen to the dictates of your conscience; the dictates of the gospel.

Disrate (v. t.) To reduce to a lower rating or rank; to degrade.

Dogeate (n.) Dogate.

Efflate (v. t.) To fill with breath; to puff up.

Elevate (a.) Elevated; raised aloft.

Elevate (v. t.) To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.

Elevate (v. t.) To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.

Elevate (v. t.) To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.

Elevate (v. t.) To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.

Elevate (v. t.) To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.

Elevate (v. t.) To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.

Elevate (v. t.) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.

Elimate (v. t.) To render smooth; to polish.

Elixate (v. t.) To boil; to seethe; hence, to extract by boiling or seething.

Eluxate (v. t.) To dislocate; to luxate.

Emanate (v. i.) To issue forth from a source; to flow out from more or less constantly; as, fragrance emanates from flowers.

Emanate (v. i.) To proceed from, as a source or fountain; to take origin; to arise, to originate.

Emanate (a.) Issuing forth; emanant.

Emulate (a.) Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous.

Emulate (v. t.) To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great.

Enecate (v. t.) To kill off; to destroy.

Enstate (v. t.) See Instate.

Epalate (a.) Without palpi.

Erogate (v. t.) To lay out, as money; to deal out; to expend.

Erugate (a.) Freed from wrinkles; smooth.

Estuate (v. i.) To boil up; to swell and rage; to be agitated.

Evacate (v. t.) To empty.

Evirate (v. t.) To emasculate; to dispossess of manhood.

Evitate (v. t.) To shun; to avoid.

Evocate (v. t.) To call out or forth; to summon; to evoke.

Exarate (v. t.) To plow up; also, to engrave; to write.

Exorate (v. t.) To persuade, or to gain, by entreaty.

Expiate (v. t.) To extinguish the guilt of by sufferance of penalty or some equivalent; to make complete satisfaction for; to atone for; to make amends for; to make expiation for; as, to expiate a crime, a guilt, or sin.

Expiate (v. t.) To purify with sacred rites.

Expiate (a.) Terminated.

Explate (v. t.) To explain; to unfold.

Exudate (v. t. & i.) To exude.

Falcate (a.) Alt. of Falcated

Ferrate (n.) A salt of ferric acid.

Filiate (v. t.) To adopt as son or daughter; to establish filiation between.

Foliate (a.) Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.

Foliate (v. t.) To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.

Foliate (v. t.) To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass.

Formate (n.) A salt of formic acid.

Foveate (a.) Having pits or depressions; pitted.

Frigate (n.) Any small vessel on the water.

Fungate (n.) A salt of fungic acid.

Furcate (a.) Alt. of Furcated

Galeate (a.) Alt. of Galeated

Gallate (n.) A salt of gallic acid.

Gemmate (a.) Having buds; reproducing by buds.

Globate (a.) Alt. of Globated

Gradate (v. t.) To grade or arrange (parts in a whole, colors in painting, etc.), so that they shall harmonize.

Gradate (v. t.) To bring to a certain strength or grade of concentration; as, to gradate a sa

Granate (n.) See Garnet.

Guttate (a.) Spotted, as if discolored by drops.

Hastate (n.) Alt. of Hastated

Hydrate (n.) A compound formed by the union of water with some other substance, generally forming a neutral body, as certain crystallized salts.

Hydrate (n.) A substance which does not contain water as such, but has its constituents (hydrogen, oxygen, hydroxyl) so arranged that water may be eliminated; hence, a derivative of, or compound with, hydroxyl; hydroxide; as, ethyl hydrate, or common alcohol; calcium hydrate, or slaked lime.

Hydrate (v. t.) To form into a hydrate; to combine with water.

Hyemate (v. i.) To pass the winter.

Imitate (v. t.) To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.

Imitate (v. t.) To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.

Implate (v. t.) To cover with plates; to sheathe; as, to implate a ship with iron.

Inflate (p. a.) Blown in; inflated.

Inflate (v. t.) To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs.

Inflate (v. t.) Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity.

Inflate (v. t.) To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency.

Inflate (v. i.) To expand; to fill; to distend.

Ingrate (a.) Ingrateful.

Ingrate (n.) An ungrateful person.

Instate (v. t.) To set, place, or establish, as in a rank, office, or condition; to install; to invest; as, to instate a person in greatness or in favor.

Isolate (v. t.) To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others.

Isolate (v. t.) To insulate. See Insulate.

Isolate (v. t.) To separate from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state.

Iterate (a.) Uttered or done again; repeated.

Iterate (v. t.) To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat; as, to iterate advice.

Iterate (adv.) By way of iteration.

Juncate (n.) See Junket.

Khanate (n.) Dominion or jurisdiction of a khan.

Labiate (v. t.) To labialize.

Labiate (a.) Having the limb of a tubular corolla or calyx divided into two unequal parts, one projecting over the other like the lips of a mouth, as in the snapdragon, sage, and catnip.

Labiate (a.) Belonging to a natural order of plants (Labiatae), of which the mint, sage, and catnip are examples. They are mostly aromatic herbs.

Labiate (n.) A plant of the order Labiatae.

Lactate (n.) A salt of lactic acid.

Lampate (n.) A supposed salt of lampic acid.

Langate (n.) A

Laniate (v. t.) To tear in pieces.

Latrate (v. i.) To bark as a dog.

Laurate (n.) A salt of lauric acid.

Librate (v. i.) To vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium; hence, to be poised.

Librate (v. t.) To poise; to balance.

Limbate (a.) Bordered, as when one color is surrounded by an edging of another.

Liquate (v. i.) To melt; to become liquid.

Liquate (v. t.) To separate by fusion, as a more fusible from a less fusible material.

Lithate (n.) A salt of lithic or uric acid; a urate.

Magnate () A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere.

Magnate () One of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation of Hungary, and formerly of Poland.

Maleate (n.) A salt of maleic acid.

Mandate (n.) An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.

Mandate (n.) A rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation.

Mandate (n.) A contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous.

Mediate (a.) Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.

Mediate (a.) Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.

Mediate (a.) Gained or effected by a medium or condition.

Mediate (a.) To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.

Mediate (a.) To interpose between parties, as the equal friend of each, esp. for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation or agreement; as, to mediate between nations.

Mediate (v. t.) To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace.

Mediate (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts.

Mellate (n.) A mellitate.

Migrate (v. i.) To remove from one country or region to another, with a view to residence; to change one's place of residence; to remove; as, the Moors who migrated from Africa into Spain; to migrate to the West.

Migrate (v. i.) To pass periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding; -- said of certain birds, fishes, and quadrupeds.

Miniate (v. t.) To paint or tinge with red lead or vermilion; also, to decorate with letters, or the like, painted red, as the page of a manuscript.

Miniate (a.) Of or pertaining to the color of red lead or vermilion; painted with vermilion.

Misdate (v. t.) To date erroneously.

Mismate (v. t.) To mate wrongly or unsuitably; as, to mismate gloves or shoes; a mismated couple.

Misrate (v. t.) To rate erroneously.

Muriate (n.) A salt of muriatic hydrochloric acid; a chloride; as, muriate of ammonia.

Narrate (v. t.) To tell, rehearse, or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of; to go through with in detail, as an incident or transaction; to give an account of.

Nervate (a.) Nerved.

Nictate (v. i.) To wink; to nictitate.

Niobate (n.) Same as Columbate.

Nitrate (n.) A salt of nitric acid.

Obovate (a.) Inversely ovate; ovate with the narrow end downward; as, an obovate leaf.

Obviate (v. t.) To meet in the way.

Obviate (v. t.) To anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path; to make unnecessary; as, to obviate the necessity of going.

Ocreate (a.) Alt. of Ocreated

Octoate (n.) A salt of an octoic acid; a caprylate.

Oculate (a.) Alt. of Oculated

Odorate (a.) Odorous.

Ominate (v. t. & i.) To presage; to foreshow; to foretoken.

Onerate (v. t.) To load; to burden.

Opacate (v. t.) To darken; to cloud.

Operate (v. i.) To perform a work or labor; to exert power or strengh, physical or mechanical; to act.

Operate (v. i.) To produce an appropriate physical effect; to issue in the result designed by nature; especially (Med.), to take appropriate effect on the human system.

Operate (v. i.) To act or produce effect on the mind; to exert moral power or influence.

Operate (v. i.) To perform some manual act upon a human body in a methodical manner, and usually with instruments, with a view to restore soundness or health, as in amputation, lithotomy, etc.

Operate (v. i.) To deal in stocks or any commodity with a view to speculative profits.

Operate (v. t.) To produce, as an effect; to cause.

Operate (v. t.) To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work; as, to operate a machine.

Outgate (n.) An outlet.

Ovulate (a.) Containing an ovule or ovules.

Oxalate (n.) A salt of oxalic acid.

Oxamate (n.) A salt of oxamic acid.

Oxidate (v. t.) To oxidize.

Oxonate (n.) A salt of oxonic acid.

Palmate (n.) A salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate.

Palmate (a.) Alt. of Palmated

Pectate (n.) A salt of pectic acid.

Peltate (a.) Alt. of Peltated

Pennate (a.) Alt. of Pennated

Picrate (n.) A salt of picric acid.

Pileate (a.) Alt. of Pileated

Pinnate (a.) Alt. of Pinnated

Placate (n.) Same as Placard, 4 & 5.

Placate (v. t.) To appease; to pacify; to concilate.

Plagate (a.) Having plagae, or irregular enlongated color spots.

Plicate (a.) Alt. of Plicated

Porcate (a.) Having grooves or furrows broader than the intervening ridges; furrowed.

Portate (a.) Borne not erect, but diagonally athwart an escutcheon; as, a cross portate.

Predate (v. t.) To date anticipation; to affix to (a document) an earlier than the actual date; to antedate; as, a predated deed or letter.

Prelate (n.) A clergyman of a superior order, as an archbishop or a bishop, having authority over the lower clergy; a dignitary of the church.

Prelate (v. i.) To act as a prelate.

Primate (a.) The chief ecclesiastic in a national church; one who presides over other bishops in a province; an archbishop.

Primate (a.) One of the Primates.

Private (a.) Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.

Private (a.) Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.

Private (a.) Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.

Private (a.) Having secret or private knowledge; privy.

Private (n.) A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.

Private (n.) Personal interest; particular business.

Private (n.) Privacy; retirement.

Private (n.) One not invested with a public office.

Private (n.) A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.

Private (n.) The private parts; the genitals.

Probate (n.) Proof.

Probate (n.) The right or jurisdiction of proving wills.

Probate (a.) Of or belonging to a probate, or court of probate; as, a probate record.

Probate (v. t.) To obtain the official approval of, as of an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament; as, the executor has probated the will.

Prolate (a.) Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a

Prolate (v. t.) To utter; to pronounce.

Pronate (a.) Somewhat prone; inc

Prorate (v. t.) To divide or distribute proportionally; to assess pro rata.

Pulsate (v.) To throb, as a pulse; to beat, as the heart.

Quinate (n.) A salt of quinic acid.

Rabbate (v. t.) To abate or diminish.

Rabbate (n.) Abatement.

Radiate (v. i.) To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine.

Radiate (v. i.) To proceed in direct

Radiate (v. t.) To emit or send out in direct

Radiate (v. t.) To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate.

Radiate (a.) Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal.

Radiate (a.) Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc.

Radiate (a.) Belonging to the Radiata.

Radiate (n.) One of the Radiata.

Regrate (v. t.) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance.

Regrate (v. t.) To offend; to shock.

Regrate (v. t.) To buy in large quantities, as corn, provisions, etc., at a market or fair, with the intention of selling the same again, in or near the same place, at a higher price, -- a practice which was formerly treated as a public offense.

Restate (v. t.) To state anew.

Roseate (a.) Full of roses; rosy; as, roseate bowers.

Roseate (a.) resembling a rose in color or fragrance; esp., tinged with rose color; blooming; as, roseate beauty; her roseate lips.

Ruinate (v. t.) To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty; to ruin.

Ruinate (v. t.) To cause to fall; to cast down.

Ruinate (v. i.) To fall; to tumble.

Ruinate (a.) Involved in ruin; ruined.

Saccate (a.) Having the form of a sack or pouch; furnished with a sack or pouch, as a petal.

Saccate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saccata, a suborder of ctenophores having two pouches into which the long tentacles can be retracted.

Sacrate (v. t.) To consecrate.

Saltate (v. i.) To leap or dance.

Satiate (a.) Filled to satiety; glutted; sated; -- followed by with or of.

Satiate (v. t.) To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of desire; to sate; as, to satiate appetite or sense.

Satiate (v. t.) To full beyond natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut.

Satiate (v. t.) To saturate.

Scopate (a.) Having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush.

Scutate (a.) Buckler-shaped; round or nearly round.

Scutate (a.) Protected or covered by bony or horny plates, or large scales.

Sensate (v. t.) To feel or apprehend more or less distinctly through a sense, or the senses; as, to sensate light, or an odor.

Sensate (a.) Alt. of Sensated

Septate (a.) Divided by partition or partitions; having septa; as, a septate pod or shell.

Seriate (a.) Arranged in a series or succession; pertaining to a series.

Serrate (a.) Alt. of Serrated

Siccate (v. t.) To dry.

Signate (v. t.) Having definite color markings.

Silvate (n.) Same as Sylvate.

Siniate (a.) Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy.

Sinuate (v. i.) To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinusous.

Situate (a.) Alt. of Situated

Situate (v. t.) To place.

Sociate (a.) Associated.

Sociate (n.) An associate.

Sociate (v. i.) To associate.

Sorbate (n.) A salt of sorbic acid.

Sperate (a.) Hoped for, or to be hoped for.

Spicate (a.) Alt. of Spicated

Spinate (a.) Bearing a spine; spiniform.

Stomate (n.) A stoma.

Striate (a.) To mark with striaae.

Striate (a.) Alt. of Striated

Sublate (v. t.) To take or carry away; to remove.

Sucrate (n.) A compound of sucrose (or of some related carbohydrate) with some base, after the analogy of a salt; as, sodium sucrate.

Sulcate (a.) Alt. of Sulcated

Surbate (v. t.) To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel.

Surbate (v. t.) To harass; to fatigue.

Sylvate (n.) A salt of sylvic acid.

Tannate (n.) A salt of tannic acid.

Tenuate (v. t.) To make thin; to attenuate.

Ternate (a.) Having the parts arranged by threes; as, ternate branches, leaves, or flowers.

Testate (a.) Having made and left a will; as, a person is said to die testate.

Testate (n.) One who leaves a valid will at death; a testate person.

Thymate (n.) A compound of thymol analogous to a salt; as, sodium thymate.

Titrate (n.) To analyse, or determine the strength of, by means of standard solutions. Cf. Standardized solution, under Solution.

Toluate (n.) A salt of any one of the toluic acids.

Ululate (v. i.) To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.

Umbrate (v. t.) To shade; to shadow; to foreshadow.

Ungrate (a.) Displeasing; ungrateful; ingrate.

Unstate (v. t.) To deprive of state or dignity.

Uranate (n.) A salt of uranic acid.

Urinate (v. i.) To discharge urine; to make water.

Vacuate (v. t.) To make void, or empty.

Valvate (a.) Resembling, or serving as, a valve; consisting of, or opening by, a valve or valves; valvular.

Valvate (a.) Meeting at the edges without overlapping; -- said of the sepals or the petals of flowers in aestivation, and of leaves in vernation.

Valvate (a.) Opening as if by doors or valves, as most kinds of capsules and some anthers.

Variate (v. t. & i.) To alter; to make different; to vary.

Vernate (v. i.) To become young again.

Vibrate (imp. & p. p.) of Vibrate

Vibrate (v. t.) To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.

Vibrate (v. t.) To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds.

Vibrate (v. t.) To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.

Vibrate (v. i.) To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.

Vibrate (v. i.) To have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver.

Vibrate (v. i.) To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear.

Vibrate (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions.

Viciate (v. t.) See Vitiate.

Violate (v. t.) To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.

Violate (v. t.) To do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe.

Violate (v. t.) To disturb; to interrupt.

Violate (v. t.) To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.

Virgate (a.) Having the form of a straight rod; wand-shaped; straight and slender.

Virgate (n.) A yardland, or measure of land varying from fifteen to forty acres.

Vitiate (v. t.) To make vicious, faulty, or imperfect; to render defective; to injure the substance or qualities of; to impair; to contaminate; to spoil; as, exaggeration vitiates a style of writing; sewer gas vitiates the air.

Vitiate (v. t.) To cause to fail of effect, either wholly or in part; to make void; to destroy, as the validity or binding force of an instrument or transaction; to annul; as, any undue influence exerted on a jury vitiates their verdict; fraud vitiates a contract.

Vittate (a.) Bearing or containing vittae.

Vittate (a.) Striped longitudinally.

Vulgate (a.) An ancient Latin version of the Scripture, and the only version which the Roman Church admits to be authentic; -- so called from its common use in the Latin Church.

Vulgate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vulgate, or the old Latin version of the Scriptures.

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Mark McCracken

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