8 letter words ending in ate
Abdicate (v. t.) To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.
Abdicate (v. t.) To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc.
Abdicate (v. t.) To reject; to cast off.
Abdicate (v. t.) To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
Abdicate (v. i.) To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.
Aberrate (v. i.) To go astray; to diverge.
Abjugate (v. t.) To unyoke.
Ablegate (v. t.) To send abroad.
Ablegate (n.) A representative of the pope charged with important commissions in foreign countries, one of his duties being to bring to a newly named cardinal his insignia of office.
Abligate (v. t.) To tie up so as to hinder from.
Abnegate (v. t.) To deny and reject; to abjure.
Abnodate (v. t.) To clear (tress) from knots.
Abrogate (a.) Abrogated; abolished.
Abrogate (v. t.) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
Abrogate (v. t.) To put an end to; to do away with.
Acaudate (a.) Tailless.
Accurate (a.) In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc.
Accurate (a.) Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
Acerbate (v. t.) To sour; to imbitter; to irritate.
Acervate (v. t.) To heap up.
Acervate (a.) Heaped, or growing in heaps, or closely compacted clusters.
Activate (v. t.) To make active.
Aculeate (a.) Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle.
Aculeate (a.) Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles.
Aculeate (a.) Severe or stinging; incisive.
Adequate (a.) Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.
Adequate (a.) To equalize; to make adequate.
Adequate (a.) To equal.
Adjugate (v. t.) To yoke to.
Adrogate (v. t.) To adopt (a person who is his own master).
Advocate (n.) One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.
Advocate (n.) One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth.
Advocate (n.) Christ, considered as an intercessor.
Advocate (n.) To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
Advocate (v. i.) To act as advocate.
Aggerate (v. t.) To heap up.
Agminate (a.) Alt. of Agminated
Alcohate (n.) Shortened forms of Alcoholate.
Alienate (a.) Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.
Alienate (v. t.) To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
Alienate (v. t.) To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from.
Alienate (n.) A stranger; an alien.
Alligate (v. t.) To tie; to unite by some tie.
Allocate (v. t.) To distribute or assign; to allot.
Allocate (v. t.) To localize.
Ambreate (n.) A salt formed by the combination of ambreic acid with a base or positive radical.
Ambulate (v. i.) To walk; to move about.
Ampliate (v. t.) To enlarge.
Ampliate (a.) Having the outer edge prominent; said of the wings of insects.
Amputate (v. t.) To prune or lop off, as branches or tendrils.
Amputate (v. t.) To cut off (a limb or projecting part of the body)
Anastate (n.) One of a series of substances formed, in secreting cells, by constructive or anabolic processes, in the production of protoplasm; -- opposed to katastate.
Angulate (a.) Alt. of Angulated
Angulate (v. t.) To make angular.
Annotate (n.) To explain or criticize by notes; as, to annotate the works of Bacon.
Annotate (v. i.) To make notes or comments; -- with on or upon.
Annulate (n.) One of the Annulata.
Annulate (a.) Alt. of Annulated
Antedate (n.) Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date.
Antedate (n.) Anticipation.
Antedate (v. t.) To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier date; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a date anterior to the true time of its execution.
Antedate (v. t.) To precede in time.
Antedate (v. t.) To anticipate; to make before the true time.
Apostate (n.) One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade.
Apostate (n.) One who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession.
Apostate (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to moral allegiance; renegade.
Apostate (v. i.) To apostatize.
Apricate (v. t. & i.) To bask in the sun.
Areolate (a.) Alt. of Areolated
Arietate (v. i.) To butt, as a ram.
Arillate (a.) Alt. of Ariled
Aristate (a.) Having a pointed, beardlike process, as the glumes of wheat; awned.
Aristate (a.) Having a slender, sharp, or spinelike tip.
Arrogate (v. t.) To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope arrogated dominion over kings.
Arsenate (n.) A salt of arsenic acid.
Asperate (v. t.) To make rough or uneven.
Aspirate (v. t.) To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; as, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant.
Aspirate (n.) A sound consisting of, or characterized by, a breath like the sound of h; the breathing h or a character representing such a sound; an aspirated sound.
Aspirate (n.) A mark of aspiration (/) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing.
Aspirate (n.) An elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.
Aspirate (a.) Alt. of Aspirated
Assonate (v. i.) To correspond in sound.
Augurate (v. t. & i.) To make or take auguries; to augur; to predict.
Augurate (n.) The office of an augur.
Baldpate (n.) A baldheaded person.
Baldpate (n.) The American widgeon (Anas Americana).
Baldpate (a.) Alt. of Baldpated
Bedplate (n.) The foundation framing or piece, by which the other parts are supported and held in place; the bed; -- called also baseplate and soleplate.
Benzoate (n.) A salt formed by the union of benzoic acid with any salifiable base.
Bifidate (a.) See Bifid.
Biforate (a.) Having two perforations.
Bijugate (a.) Having two pairs, as of leaflets.
Bilobate (a.) Divided into two lobes or segments.
Bookmate (n.) A schoolfellow; an associate in study.
Braccate (a.) Furnished with feathers which conceal the feet.
Breviate (n.) A short compend; a summary; a brief statement.
Breviate (n.) A lawyer's brief.
Breviate (v. t.) To abbreviate.
Butyrate (n.) A salt of butyric acid.
Califate (n.) Same as Caliph, Caliphate, etc.
Camerate (v. i.) To build in the form of a vault; to arch over.
Camerate (v. i.) To divide into chambers.
Capitate (a.) Headlike in form; also, having the distal end enlarged and rounded, as the stigmas of certain flowers.
Capitate (a.) Having the flowers gathered into a head.
Caproate (n.) A salt of caproic acid.
Carinate (a.) Alt. of Carinated
Carucate (n.) A plowland; as much land as one team can plow in a year and a day; -- by some said to be about 100 acres.
Casemate (n.) A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.
Casemate (n.) A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices.
Castrate (v. t.) To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.
Castrate (v. t.) To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate.
Catenate (v. t.) To connect, in a series of links or ties; to chain.
Celibate (n.) Celibate state; celibacy.
Celibate (n.) One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.
Celibate (a.) Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.
Chlorate (n.) A salt of chloric acid; as, chlorate of potassium.
Chromate (n.) A salt of chromic acid.
Cicurate (v. t.) To tame.
Clodpate (n.) A blockhead; a dolt.
Clypeate (a.) Shaped like a round buckler or shield; scutate.
Clypeate (a.) Furnished with a shield, or a protective plate or shell.
Coestate (n.) Joint estate.
Cogitate (v. i.) To engage in continuous thought; to think.
Cogitate (v. t.) To think over; to plan.
Cohobate (v. t.) To repeat the distillation of, pouring the liquor back upon the matter remaining in the vessel.
Colorate (a.) Colored.
Conepate (n.) Alt. of Conepatl
Conflate (v. t.) To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse together; to join or weld; to consolidate.
Constate (v. t.) To ascertain; to verify; to establish; to prove.
Contrate (a.) Having cogs or teeth projecting parallel to the axis, instead of radiating from it.
Cooptate (v. t.) To choose; to elect; to coopt.
Copulate (a.) Joined; associated; coupled.
Copulate (a.) Joining subject and predicate; copulative.
Copulate (v. i.) To unite in sexual intercourse; to come together in the act of generation.
Coronate (a.) Alt. of Coronated
Cribrate (a.) Cribriform.
Crispate (a.) Alt. of Crispated
Cristate (a.) Crested.
Cruciate (a.) Tormented.
Cruciate (a.) Having the leaves or petals arranged in the form of a cross; cruciform.
Cruciate (v. t.) To torture; to torment. [Obs.] See Excruciate.
Cultrate (a.) Alt. of Cultrated
Cumulate (v. t.) To gather or throw into a heap; to heap together; to accumulate.
Cupulate (a.) Having or bearing cupules; cupuliferous.
Dealbate (v. t.) To whiten.
Deaurate (a.) Gilded.
Deaurate (v. t.) To gild.
Decimate (v. t.) To take the tenth part of; to tithe.
Decimate (v. t.) To select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of; as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny.
Decimate (v. t.) To destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army in battle; to decimate a people by disease.
Decorate (v. t.) To deck with that which is becoming, ornamental, or honorary; to adorn; to beautify; to embellish; as, to decorate the person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with flowers; to decorate the mind with moral beauties; to decorate a hero with honors.
Dedicate (p. a.) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
Dedicate (v. t.) To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use.
Dedicate (v. t.) To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.
Dedicate (v. t.) To inscribe or address, as to a patron.
Defecate (a.) Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.
Defecate (v. t.) To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine.
Defecate (v. t.) To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.
Defecate (v. i.) To become clear, pure, or free.
Defecate (v. i.) To void excrement.
Dejerate (v. i.) To swear solemnly; to take an oath.
Delegate (n.) Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
Delegate (n.) One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
Delegate (n.) One sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating officers, or for forming or altering a constitution.
Delegate (a.) Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.
Delegate (v. t.) To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
Delegate (v. t.) To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
Delibate (v. t.) To taste; to take a sip of; to dabble in.
Delicate (a.) Addicted to pleasure; luxurious; voluptuous; alluring.
Delicate (a.) Pleasing to the senses; refinedly agreeable; hence, adapted to please a nice or cultivated taste; nice; fine; elegant; as, a delicate dish; delicate flavor.
Delicate (a.) Slight and shapely; lovely; graceful; as, "a delicate creature."
Delicate (a.) Fine or slender; minute; not coarse; -- said of a thread, or the like; as, delicate cotton.
Delicate (a.) Slight or smooth; light and yielding; -- said of texture; as, delicate lace or silk.
Delicate (a.) Soft and fair; -- said of the skin or a surface; as, a delicate cheek; a delicate complexion.
Delicate (a.) Light, or softly tinted; -- said of a color; as, a delicate blue.
Delicate (a.) Refined; gentle; scrupulous not to trespass or offend; considerate; -- said of manners, conduct, or feelings; as, delicate behavior; delicate attentions; delicate thoughtfulness.
Delicate (a.) Tender; not able to endure hardship; feeble; frail; effeminate; -- said of constitution, health, etc.; as, a delicate child; delicate health.
Delicate (a.) Requiring careful handling; not to be rudely or hastily dealt with; nice; critical; as, a delicate subject or question.
Delicate (a.) Of exacting tastes and habits; dainty; fastidious.
Delicate (a.) Nicely discriminating or perceptive; refinedly critical; sensitive; exquisite; as, a delicate taste; a delicate ear for music.
Delicate (a.) Affected by slight causes; showing slight changes; as, a delicate thermometer.
Delicate (n.) A choice dainty; a delicacy.
Delicate (n.) A delicate, luxurious, or effeminate person.
Deligate (v. t.) To bind up; to bandage.
Delirate (v. t. & i.) To madden; to rave.
Denegate (v. t.) To deny.
Denotate (v. t.) To mark off; to denote.
Denudate (v. t.) To denude.
Depilate (v. t.) To strip of hair; to husk.
Depurate (a.) Depurated; cleansed; freed from impurities.
Depurate (v. t.) To free from impurities, heterogeneous matter, or feculence; to purify; to cleanse.
Derivate (a.) Derived; derivative.
Derivate (n.) A thing derived; a derivative.
Derivate (v. t.) To derive.
Derogate (v. t.) To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law.
Derogate (v. t.) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing.
Derogate (v. i.) To take away; to detract; to withdraw; -- usually with from.
Derogate (v. i.) To act beneath one-s rank, place, birth, or character; to degenerate.
Derogate (n.) Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded.
Desecate (v. t.) To cut, as with a scythe; to mow.
Desolate (a.) Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
Desolate (a.) Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
Desolate (a.) Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
Desolate (a.) Lost to shame; dissolute.
Desolate (a.) Destitute of; lacking in.
Desolate (v. t.) To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.
Desolate (v. t.) To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.
Detonate (v. i.) To explode with a sudden report; as, niter detonates with sulphur.
Detonate (v. t.) To cause to explode; to cause to burn or inflame with a sudden report.
Digitate (v. t.) To point out as with the finger.
Digitate (a.) Alt. of Digitated
Dodipate (n.) Alt. of Dodipoll
Dominate (v. t.) To predominate over; to rule; to govern.
Dominate (v. i.) To be dominant.
Dubitate (v. i.) To doubt.
Ecaudate (a.) Without a tail or spur.
Ecaudate (a.) Tailless.
Echinate (a.) Alt. of Echinated
Ecostate (a.) Having no ribs or nerves; -- said of a leaf.
Edentate (a.) Destitute of teeth; as, an edentate quadruped; an edentate leaf.
Edentate (a.) Belonging to the Edentata.
Edentate (n.) One of the Edentata.
Edituate (v. t.) To guard as a churchwarden does.
Elaidate (n.) A salt of elaidic acid.
Eloinate (v. t.) See Eloignate.
Elongate (a.) To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a
Elongate (a.) To remove further off.
Elongate (v. i.) To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
Elongate (a.) Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf.
Eluctate (v. i.) To struggle out; -- with out.
Emaciate (v. i.) To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh.
Emaciate (v. t.) To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness emaciated him.
Emaciate (a.) Emaciated.
Emigrate (v. i.) To remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.
Emigrate (a.) Migratory; roving.
Enervate (v. t.) To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of.
Enervate (a.) Weakened; weak; without strength of force.
Eradiate (v. i.) To shoot forth, as rays of light; to beam; to radiate.
Eructate (v. t.) To eject, as wind, from the stomach; to belch.
Erudiate (v. t.) To instruct; to educate; to teach.
Estimate (v. t.) To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, -- either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic (moral), value; to fix the worth of roughly or in a general way; as, to estimate the value of goods or land; to estimate the worth or talents of a person.
Estimate (v. t.) To from an opinion of, as to amount,, number, etc., from imperfect data, comparison, or experience; to make an estimate of; to calculate roughly; to rate; as, to estimate the cost of a trip, the number of feet in a piece of land.
Estimate (n.) A valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation; as, an estimate of the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond.
Estivate (n.) Alt. of Estivation
Ethylate (n.) A compound derived from ethyl alcohol by the replacement of the hydroxyl hydrogen, after the manner of a hydrate; an ethyl alcoholate; as, potassium ethylate, C2H5.O.K.
Etiolate (v. i.) To become white or whiter; to be whitened or blanched by excluding the light of the sun, as, plants.
Etiolate (v. i.) To become pale through disease or absence of light.
Etiolate (v. t.) To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's rays.
Etiolate (v. t.) To cause to grow pale by disease or absence of light.
Etiolate (a.) Alt. of Etiolated
Evacuate (v. t.) To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
Evacuate (v. t.) Fig.: To make empty; to deprive.
Evacuate (v. t.) To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
Evacuate (v. t.) To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
Evacuate (v. t.) To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a contract or marriage.
Evacuate (v. i.) To let blood
Evaluate (v. t.) To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise.
Evibrate (v. t. & i.) To vibrate.
Evulgate (v. t.) To publish abroad.
Exacuate (v. t.) To whet or sharpen.
Exaltate (a.) Exercising its highest influence; -- said of a planet.
Excavate (v. t.) To hollow out; to form cavity or hole in; to make hollow by cutting, scooping, or digging; as, to excavate a ball; to excavate the earth.
Excavate (v. t.) To form by hollowing; to shape, as a cavity, or anything that is hollow; as, to excavate a canoe, a cellar, a channel.
Excavate (v. t.) To dig out and remove, as earth.
Excecate (v. t.) To blind.
Excitate (v. t.) To excite.
Excreate (v. t.) To spit out; to discharge from the throat by hawking and spitting.
Execrate (v. t.) To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.
Exiccate (v. t.) See Exsiccate.
Exundate (v. i.) To overflow; to inundate.
Exuviate (v. i.) To shed an old covering or condition preliminary to taking on a new one; to molt.
Famulate (v. i.) To serve.
Farctate (v. t.) Stuffed; filled solid; as, a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp; -- opposed to tubular or hollow.
Fasciate (a.) Alt. of Fasciated
Fatigate (a.) Wearied; tired; fatigued.
Fatigate (v. t.) To weary; to tire; to fatigue.
Federate (a.) United by compact, as sovereignties, states, or nations; joined in confederacy; leagued; confederate; as, federate nations.
Feminate (a.) Feminine.
Fenerate (v. i.) To put money to usury; to lend on interest.
Figulate (a.) Alt. of Figulated
Figurate (a.) Of a definite form or figure.
Figurate (a.) Figurative; metaphorical.
Figurate (a.) Florid; figurative; involving passing discords by the freer melodic movement of one or more parts or voices in the harmony; as, figurate counterpoint or descant.
Filtrate (v. t.) To filter; to defecate; as liquid, by straining or percolation.
Filtrate (n.) That which has been filtered; the liquid which has passed through the filter in the process of filtration.
Flagrate (v. t.) To burn.
Foredate (v. t.) To date before the true time; to antendate.
Frontate (a.) Alt. of Fron'tated
Fulcrate (a.) Propped; supported by accessory organs.
Fulcrate (a.) Furnished with fulcrums.
Fumarate (n.) A salt of fumaric acid.
Fumigate (n.) To apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify, or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors.
Fumigate (n.) To smoke; to perfume.
Funerate (v. t.) To bury with funeral rites.
Geminate (a.) In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate flowers.
Geminate (v. t.) To double.
Generate (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.
Generate (v. t.) To cause to be; to bring into life.
Generate (v. t.) To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.
Generate (v. t.) To trace out, as a
Glabrate (a.) Becoming smooth or glabrous from age.
Glaciate (v. i.) To turn to ice.
Glaciate (v. t.) To convert into, or cover with, ice.
Glaciate (v. t.) To produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc.
Gladiate (a.) Sword-shaped; resembling a sword in form, as the leaf of the iris, or of the gladiolus.
Graduate (n.) To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
Graduate (n.) To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College.
Graduate (n.) To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
Graduate (n.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
Graduate (v. i.) To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
Graduate (v. i.) To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
Graduate (v. i.) To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
Graduate (n.) One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning.
Graduate (n.) A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
Graduate (n. & v.) Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
Hamulate (a.) Furnished with a small hook; hook-shaped.
Hebetate (v. t.) To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy; as, to hebetate the intellectual faculties.
Hebetate (a.) Obtuse; dull.
Hebetate (a.) Having a dull or blunt and soft point.
Helpmate (n.) A helper; a companion; specifically, a wife.
Hesitate (v. i.) To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination; as, he hesitated whether to accept the offer or not; men often hesitate in forming a judgment.
Hesitate (v. i.) To stammer; to falter in speaking.
Hesitate (v. t.) To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.
Hinniate (v. i.) Alt. of Hinny
Humanate (a.) Indued with humanity.
Hylobate (n.) Any species of the genus Hylobates; a gibbon, or long-armed ape. See Gibbon.
Immolate (v. t.) To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill, as a sacrificial victim.
Immutate (a.) Unchanged.
Impanate (a.) Embodied in bread, esp. in the bread of the eucharist.
Impanate (v. t.) To embody in bread, esp. in the bread of the eucharist.
Imperate (a.) Done by express direction; not involuntary; communded.
Inaquate (a.) Embodied in, or changed into, water.
Inaurate (a.) Covered with gold; gilded.
Inaurate (v. t.) To cover with gold; to gild.
Inchoate (a.) Recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully in existence or operation; existing in its elements; incomplete.
Inchoate (v. t.) To begin.
Increate (v. t.) To create within.
Increate (a.) Alt. of Increated
Incubate (v. i. & t.) To sit, as on eggs for hatching; to brood; to brood upon, or keep warm, as eggs, for the purpose of hatching.
Indagate (v. t.) To seek or search out.
Indicate (v. t.) To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
Indicate (v. t.) To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants.
Indicate (v. t.) To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.
Indurate (a.) Hardened; not soft; indurated.
Indurate (a.) Without sensibility; unfeeling; obdurate.
Indurate (v. t.) To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some fossils are indurated by exposure to the air.
Indurate (v. t.) To make unfeeling; to deprive of sensibility; to render obdurate.
Indurate (v. i.) To grow hard; to harden, or become hard; as, clay indurates by drying, and by heat.
Inescate (v. t.) To allure; to lay a bait for.
Infucate (v. t.) To stain; to paint; to daub.
Infumate (v. t.) To dry by exposing to smoke; to expose to smoke.
Inhumate (v. t.) To inhume; to bury; to inter.
Initiate (v. t.) To introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter upon.
Initiate (v. t.) To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
Initiate (v. t.) To introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
Initiate (v. i.) To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to take the initiative.
Initiate (a.) Unpracticed; untried; new.
Initiate (a.) Begun; commenced; introduced to, or instructed in, the rudiments; newly admitted.
Initiate (n.) One who is, or is to be, initiated.
Innodate (v. t.) To bind up,as in a knot; to include.
Innovate (v. t.) To bring in as new; to introduce as a novelty; as, to innovate a word or an act.
Innovate (v. t.) To change or alter by introducing something new; to remodel; to revolutionize.
Innovate (v. i.) To introduce novelties or changes; -- sometimes with in or on.
Inodiate (v. t.) To make odious or hateful.
Insolate (v. t.) To dry in, or to expose to, the sun's rays; to ripen or prepare by such exposure.
Insulate (v. t.) To make an island of.
Insulate (v. t.) To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.
Insulate (v. t.) To prevent the transfer o/ electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors.
Intimate (a.) Innermost; inward; internal; deep-seated; hearty.
Intimate (a.) Near; close; direct; thorough; complete.
Intimate (a.) Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend.
Intimate (n.) An intimate friend or associate; a confidant.
Intimate (a.) To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known.
Intimate (a.) To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to refer to remotely; to give slight notice of; to hint; as, he intimated his intention of resigning his office.
Intonate (v. i.) To thunder.
Intonate (v. i.) To sound the tones of the musical scale; to practice the sol-fa.
Intonate (v. i.) To modulate the voice in a musical, sonorous, and measured manner, as in reading the liturgy; to intone.
Intonate (v. t.) To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant; as, to intonate the liturgy.
Inundate (v. t.) To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood; as, the river inundated the town.
Inundate (v. t.) To fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity; as, the country was inundated with bills of credit.
Invocate (v. t.) To invoke; to call on, or for, in supplication; to implore.
Irrelate (a.) Irrelative; unconnected.
Irrigate (v. t.) To water; to wet; to moisten with running or dropping water; to bedew.
Irrigate (v. t.) To water, as land, by causing a stream to flow upon, over, or through it, as in artificial channels.
Irritate (v. t.) To render null and void.
Irritate (v. t.) To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate.
Irritate (v. t.) To excite anger or displeasure in; to provoke; to tease; to exasperate; to annoy; to vex; as, the insolence of a tyrant irritates his subjects.
Irritate (v. t.) To produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2.
Irritate (n.) To make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage.
Irritate (a.) Excited; heightened.
Irrorate (v. t.) To sprinkle or moisten with dew; to bedew.
Irrorate (a.) Covered with minute grains, appearing like fine sand.
Irrugate (v. t.) To wrinkle.
Jaculate (v. t.) To throw or cast, as a dart; to throw out; to emit.
Jubilate (n.) The third Sunday after Easter; -- so called because the introit is the 66th Psalm, which, in the Latin version, begins with the words, "Jubilate Deo."
Jubilate (n.) A name of the 100th Psalm; -- so called from its opening word in the Latin version.
Jubilate (v. i.) To exult; to rejoice.
Jugulate (v. t.) To cut the throat of.
Lacerate (v. t.) To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to lacerate the flesh. Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to lacerate the heart.
Lacerate (p. a.) Alt. of Lacerated
Laminate (a.) Consisting of, or covered with, laminae, or thin plates, scales, or layers, one over another; laminated.
Laminate (v. t.) To cause to separate into thin plates or layers; to divide into thin plates.
Laminate (v. t.) To form, as metal, into a thin plate, as by rolling.
Laminate (v. i.) To separate into laminae.
Lapidate (v. t.) To stone.
Laureate (a.) Crowned, or decked, with laurel.
Laureate (n.) One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate.
Laureate (v. i.) To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities.
Levigate (a.) Made less harsh or burdensome; alleviated.
Levigate (v. t.) To make smooth in various senses
Levigate (v. t.) To free from grit; to reduce to an impalpable powder or paste.
Levigate (v. t.) To mix thoroughly, as liquids or semiliquids.
Levigate (v. t.) To polish.
Levigate (v. t.) To make smooth in action.
Levigate (v. t.) Technically, to make smooth by rubbing in a moist condition between hard surfaces, as in grinding pigments.
Levigate (a.) Made smooth, as if polished.
Levirate (a.) Alt. of Leviratical
Levitate (v. i.) To rise, or tend to rise, as if lighter than the surrounding medium; to become buoyant; -- opposed to gravitate.
Levitate (v. t.) To make buoyant; to cause to float in the air; as, to levitate a table.
Liberate (a.) To release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage; as, to liberate a slave or prisoner; to liberate the mind from prejudice; to liberate gases.
Lifemate (n.) Companion for life.
Ligulate (a.) Alt. of Ligulated
Limitate (v. t.) Bounded by a distinct
Literate (a.) Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned; lettered.
Literate (n.) One educated, but not having taken a university degree; especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy orders.
Literate (n.) A literary man.
Litigate (v. t.) To make the subject of a lawsuit; to contest in law; to prosecute or defend by pleadings, exhibition of evidence, and judicial debate in a court; as, to litigate a cause.
Litigate (v. i.) To carry on a suit by judicial process.
Liturate (a.) Having indistinct spots, paler at their margins.
Liturate (a.) Spotted, as if from abrasions of the surface.
Lobulate (a.) Alt. of Lobulated
Loculate (a.) Divided into compartments.
Loricate (v. t.) To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates.
Loricate (v.) Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.
Loricate (n.) An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals.
Luminate (v. t.) To illuminate.
Lunulate (a.) Alt. of Lunulated
Lustrate (v. t.) To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify.
Lymphate (a.) Alt. of Lymphated
Macerate (v. t.) To make lean; to cause to waste away.
Macerate (v. t.) To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.
Macerate (v. t.) To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber.
Maculate (v.) To spot; to stain; to blur.
Maculate (a.) Marked with spots or maculae; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts.
Majorate (n.) The office or rank of a major.
Majorate (a.) To augment; to increase.
Makebate (n.) One who excites contentions and quarrels.
Malamate (n.) A salt of malamic acid.
Malaxate (v. t.) To soften by kneading or stirring with some thinner substance.
Malleate (v. t.) To hammer; to beat into a plate or leaf.
Malonate (a.) At salt of malonic acid.
Manicate (a.) Covered with hairs or pubescence so platted together and interwoven as to form a mass easily removed.
Marinate (v. t.) To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare by the use of marinade.
Maturate (a.) To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.
Maturate (a.) To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).
Maturate (v. i.) To ripen; to become mature; specif/cally, to suppurate.
Meconate (n.) A salt of meconic acid.
Medicate (v. t.) To tincture or impregnate with anything medicinal; to drug.
Medicate (v. t.) To treat with medicine.
Meditate (v. i.) To keep the mind in a state of contemplation; to dwell on anything in thought; to think seriously; to muse; to cogitate; to reflect.
Meditate (v. t.) To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study.
Meditate (v. t.) To purpose; to intend; to design; to plan by revolving in the mind; as, to meditate a war.
Memorate (v. t.) To commemorate.
Messmate (n.) An associate in a mess.
Militate (v. i.) To make war; to fight; to contend; -- usually followed by against and with.
Minorate (v. t.) To diminish.
Misstate (v. t.) To state wrongly; as, to misstate a question in debate.
Mitigate (v. t.) To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief.
Mitigate (v. t.) To make mild and accessible; to mollify; -- applied to persons.
Moderate (a.) Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained
Moderate (a.) Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table.
Moderate (a.) Limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors.
Moderate (a.) Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist.
Moderate (a.) Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.
Moderate (a.) Limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed.
Moderate (a.) Limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities.
Moderate (a.) Limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind.
Moderate (n.) One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discip
Moderate (v. t.) To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.
Moderate (v. t.) To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting; as, to moderate a synod.
Moderate (v. i.) To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.
Moderate (v. i.) To preside as a moderator.
Modulate (v. t.) To form, as sound, to a certain key, or to a certain portion.
Modulate (v. t.) To vary or inflect in a natural, customary, or musical manner; as, the organs of speech modulate the voice in reading or speaking.
Modulate (v. i.) To pass from one key into another.
Muconate (n.) A salt of muconic acid.
Muricate (a.) Alt. of Muricated
Mutilate (a.) Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.
Mutilate (a.) Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.
Mutilate (n.) A cetacean, or a sirenian.
Mutilate (v. t.) To cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim; to cripple; to hack; as, to mutilate the body, a statue, etc.
Mutilate (v. t.) To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero.
Nauseate (v. i.) To become squeamish; to feel nausea; to turn away with disgust.
Nauseate (v. t.) To affect with nausea; to sicken; to cause to feel loathing or disgust.
Nauseate (v. t.) To sicken at; to reject with disgust; to loathe.
Navigate (v. i.) To joirney by water; to go in a vessel or ship; to perform the duties of a navigator; to use the waters as a highway or channel for commerce or communication; to sail.
Navigate (v. t.) To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic.
Navigate (v. t.) To steer, direct, or manage in sailing; to conduct (ships) upon the water by the art or skill of seamen; as, to navigate a ship.
Nidulate (v. i.) To make a nest, as a bird.
Nominate (v. t.) To mention by name; to name.
Nominate (v. t.) To call; to entitle; to denominate.
Nominate (v. t.) To set down in express terms; to state.
Nominate (v. t.) To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to appoint; esp., to name as a candidate for an election, choice, or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the name of, as a candidate for an office or place.
Nubilate (v. t.) To cloud.
Nucleate (a.) Having a nucleus; nucleated.
Nucleate (v. t.) To gather, as about a nucleus or center.
Numerate (v.) To divide off and read according to the rules of numeration; as, to numerate a row of figures.
Nunciate (n.) One who announces; a messenger; a nuncio.
Obdurate (a.) Hardened in feelings, esp. against moral or mollifying influences; unyielding; hard-hearted; stubbornly wicked.
Obdurate (a.) Hard; harsh; rugged; rough; intractable.
Obdurate (v. t.) To harden.
Obligate (v. t.) To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive.
Obligate (v. t.) To bind or firmly hold to an act; to compel; to constrain; to bind to any act of duty or courtesy by a formal pledge.
Obrogate (v. t.) To annul indirectly by enacting a new and contrary law, instead of by expressly abrogating or repealing the old one.
Occupate (v. t.) To occupy.
Ocellate (a.) Same as Ocellated.
Ochreate (a.) Alt. of Ochreated
Omoplate (n.) The shoulder blade, or scapula.
Opinlate (v. t.) To hold or maintain persistently.
Oppilate (v. t.) To crowd together; to fill with obstructions; to block up.
Optimate (a.) Of or pertaining to the nobility or aristocracy.
Optimate (n.) A nobleman or aristocrat; a chief man in a state or city.
Ordinate (a.) Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical.
Ordinate (n.) The distance of any point in a curve or a straight
Ordinate (v. t.) To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize.
Oscitate (v. i.) To gape; to yawn.
Osculate (v. t.) To kiss.
Osculate (v. t.) To touch closely, so as to have a common curvature at the point of contact. See Osculation, 2.
Osculate (v. i.) To kiss one another; to kiss.
Osculate (v. i.) To touch closely. See Osculation, 2.
Osculate (v. i.) To have characters in common with two genera or families, so as to form a connecting link between them; to interosculate. See Osculant.
Overdate (v. t.) To date later than the true or proper period.
Overlate (a.) Too late; exceedingly late.
Overrate (v. t.) To rate or value too highly.
Overrate (n.) An excessive rate.
Oxycrate (n.) A Mixture of water and vinegar.
Palliate (a.) Covered with a mant/e; cloaked; disguised.
Palliate (a.) Eased; mitigated; alleviated.
Palliate (v. t.) To cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide.
Palliate (v. t.) To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate; as, to palliate faults.
Palliate (v. t.) To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; to ease withhout curing; as, to palliate a disease.
Peculate (v. i.) To appropriate to one's own use the property of the public; to steal public moneys intrusted to one's care; to embezzle.
Perflate (v. t.) To blow through.
Permeate (v. t.) To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand.
Permeate (v. t.) To enter and spread through; to pervade.
Peronate (a.) A term applied to the stipes or stalks of certain fungi which are covered with a woolly substance which at length becomes powdery.
Perorate (v. i.) To make a peroration; to harangue.
Playmate (n.) A companion in diversions; a playfellow.
Plowgate (n.) Alt. of Ploughgate
Policate (a.) Same as Pollicate.
Populate (a.) Populous.
Populate (v. t.) To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.
Populate (v. i.) To propagate.
Postdate (v. t.) To date after the real time; as, to postdate a contract, that is, to date it later than the time when it was in fact made.
Postdate (v. t.) To affix a date to after the event.
Postdate (a.) Made or done after the date assigned.
Postdate (n.) A date put to a bill of exchange or other paper, later than that when it was actually made.
Postnate (a.) Subsequent.
Priorate (n.) The dignity, office, or government, of a prior.
Prostate (a.) Standing before; -- applied to a gland which is found in the males of most mammals, and is situated at the neck of the bladder where this joins the urethra.
Prostate (n.) The prostate gland.
Pruinate (a.) Same as Pruinose.
Pumicate (v. t.) To make smooth with pumice.
Pyxidate (a.) Having a pyxidium.
Quadrate (a.) Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
Quadrate (a.) Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.
Quadrate (a.) Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
Quadrate (a.) Squared; suited; correspondent.
Quadrate (a.) A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the out
Quadrate (a.) An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90!, or the quarter of a circle; quartile. See the Note under Aspect, 6.
Quadrate (a.) The quadrate bone.
Quadrate (a.) To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond; -- followed by with.
Quadrate (v. t.) To adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for horizontal firing.
Racemate (n.) A salt of racemic acid.
Radicate (a.) Radicated.
Radicate (v. i.) To take root; to become rooted.
Radicate (v. t.) To cause to take root; to plant deeply and firmly; to root.
Ratitate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ratitae.
Recreate (v. t.) To give fresh life to; to reanimate; to revive; especially, to refresh after wearying toil or anxiety; to relieve; to cheer; to divert; to amuse; to gratify.
Recreate (v. i.) To take recreation.
Reestate (v. t.) To reestablish.
Regelate (v. i.) To freeze together again; to undergo regelation, as ice.
Regulate (v. t.) To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws.
Regulate (v. t.) To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances.
Regulate (v. t.) To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate, degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
Relegate (v. t.) To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.
Relocate (v. t.) To locate again.
Remorate (v. t.) To hinder; to delay.
Renovate (v. t.) To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew.
Reserate (v. t.) To unlock; to open.
Resinate (n.) Any one of the salts the resinic acids.
Revelate (v. t.) To reveal.
Revocate (v. t.) To recall; to call back.
Roborate (v. t.) To give strength or support to; to confirm.
Roommate (n.) One of twe or more occupying the same room or rooms; one who shares the occupancy of a room or rooms; a chum.
Rostrate (a.) Alt. of Rostrated
Rosulate (a.) Arranged in little roselike clusters; -- said of leaves and bracts.
Ruminate (v. i.) To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.
Ruminate (v. i.) To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.
Ruminate (v. t.) To chew over again.
Ruminate (v. t.) To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.
Ruminate (a.) Alt. of Ruminated
Runagate (n.) A fugitive; a vagabond; an apostate; a renegade. See Renegade.
Rutilate (v. i.) To shine; to emit rays of light.
Saginate (v. t.) To make fat; to pamper.
Salivate (v. t.) To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury.
Salivate (v. i.) To produce saliva, esp. in excess.
Saturate (v. t.) To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate.
Saturate (v. t.) To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine.
Saturate (p. a.) Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked.
Sea-gate (n.) Alt. of Sea-gait
Selenate (n.) A salt of selenic acid; -- formerly called also seleniate.
Seminate (v. t.) To sow; to spread; to propagate.
Separate (v. t.) To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
Separate (v. t.) To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.
Separate (v. t.) To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
Separate (v. i.) To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.
Separate (p. a.) Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.
Separate (p. a.) Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected.
Separate (p. a.) Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.
Serenate (n.) A piece of vocal music, especially one on an amoreus subject; a serenade.
Shipmate (n.) One who serves on board of the same ship with another; a fellow sailor.
Sibilate (v. t. & i.) To pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letter s; to mark with a character indicating such pronunciation.
Silicate (n.) A salt of silicic acid.
Simulate (a.) Feigned; pretended.
Simulate (v. t.) To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign.
Sinapate (n.) A salt of sinapic acid.
Solidate (v. t.) To make solid or firm.
Soporate (v. t.) To lay or put to sleep; to stupefy.
Spatiate (v. t.) To rove; to ramble.
Spoliate (v. t.) To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
Squamate (a.) Alt. of Squamated
Stagnate (v. t.) To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.
Stagnate (v. t.) To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.
Stagnate (a.) Stagnant.
Stannate (n.) A salt of stannic acid.
Stearate (n.) A salt of stearic acid; as, ordinary soap consists largely of sodium or potassium stearates.
Stellate (a.) Alt. of Stellated
Strigate (a.) Having transverse bands of color.
Stuprate (v. t.) To ravish; to debauch.
Suberate (n.) A salt of suberic acid.
Subovate (a.) Nearly in the form of an egg, or of the section of an egg, but having the inferior extremity broadest; nearly ovate.
Subulate (a.) Alt. of Subulated
Sufflate (v. t.) To blow up; to inflate; to inspire.
Sulphate (n.) A salt of sulphuric acid.
Tabulate (v. t.) To form into a table or tables; to reduce to tables or synopses.
Tabulate (v. t.) To shape with a flat surface.
Tartrate (n.) A salt of tartaric acid.
Template (n.) Same as Templet.
Terebate (n.) A salt of terebic acid.
Tertiate (v. t.) To do or perform for the third time.
Tertiate (v. t.) To examine, as the thickness of the metal at the muzzle of a gun; or, in general, to examine the thickness of, as ordnance, in order to ascertain its strength.
Thallate (n.) A salt of a hypothetical thallic acid.
Titanate (n.) A salt of titanic acid.
Titubate (v. i.) To stumble.
Titubate (v. i.) To rock or roll, as a curved body on a plane.
Tolerate (v. t.) To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with; as, to tolerate doubtful practices.
Tollgate (n.) A gate where toll is taken.
Torquate (a.) Collared; having a torques, or distinct colored ring around the neck.
Tractate (n.) A treatise; a tract; an essay.
Truncate (v. t.) To cut off; to lop; to maim.
Truncate (a.) Appearing as if cut off at the tip; as, a truncate leaf or feather.
Tubulate (a.) Tubular; tubulated; tubulous.
Tumulate (v. t.) To cover, as a corpse, with a mound or tomb; to bury.
Tumulate (v. i.) To swell.
Tunicate (a.) Alt. of Tunicated
Tunicate (n.) One of the Tunicata.
Ulcerate (v. i.) To be formed into an ulcer; to become ulcerous.
Ulcerate (v. t.) To affect with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers.
Ultimate (a.) Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final.
Ultimate (a.) Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final.
Ultimate (a.) Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate constituent of matter.
Ultimate (v. t. & i.) To come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end.
Ultimate (v. t. & i.) To come or bring into use or practice.
Umbonate (a.) Alt. of Umbonated
Uncinate (a.) Hooked; bent at the tip in the form of a hook; as, an uncinate process.
Uncreate (v. t.) To deprive of existence; to annihilate.
Uncreate (a.) Uncreated; self-existent.
Undulate (a.) Same as Undulated.
Undulate (v. t.) To cause to move backward and forward, or up and down, in undulations or waves; to cause to vibrate.
Undulate (v. i.) To move in, or have, undulations or waves; to vibrate; to wave; as, undulating air.
Ungulate (a.) Shaped like a hoof.
Ungulate (a.) Furnished with hoofs. See the Note under Nail, n., 1.
Ungulate (n.) Any hoofed quadruped; one of the Ungulata.
Urcelate (a.) Shaped like a pitcher or urn; swelling below, and contrasted at the orifice, as a calyx or corolla.
Urticate (v. t. & i.) To sting with, or as with, nettles; to irritate; to annoy.
Ustulate (a.) Blackened as if burned.
Vaginate (a.) Alt. of Vaginated
Valerate (n.) A salt of valeric acid.
Validate (v. t.) To confirm; to render valid; to give legal force to.
Vamplate (n.) A round of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
Vanadate (n.) A salt of vanadic acid.
Vaporate (v. i.) To emit vapor; to evaporate.
Vegetate (v. i.) To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.
Vegetate (v. i.) Fig.: To lead a live too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow.
Vegetate (v. i.) To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.
Venenate (v. t.) To poison; to infect with poison.
Venenate (a.) Poisoned.
Venerate (v. t.) To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate parents and elders.
Vesicate (v. t.) To raise little bladders or blisters upon; to inflame and separate the cuticle of; to blister.
Virtuate (v. t.) To make efficacious; to give virtue of efficacy.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".