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altercate

Line breaks: al¦ter|cate
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːltəkeɪt
 
, ˈɒl-/

Definition of altercate in English:

verb

[no object] archaic
Dispute or argue noisily and publicly.
Example sentences
  • Not satisfied with the elected councilors squabbling among themselves they altercate like belligerent magpies over over who gets to peck the bottletop, and lick the cream of the milk.
  • First Sohail played a reckless stroke against Venkatesh Prasad - perhaps due to a rush of blood after altercating with him.
  • The lace barely covers her upper leg as the female mages continue to altercate with her that it must be shorter.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin altercat- 'wrangled', from altercari.

Words that rhyme with altercate

advocateequivocate

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