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amate1

[uh-meyt]
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verb (used with object), a·mat·ed, a·mat·ing. Archaic.
  1. to dismay; daunt.

Origin of amate1

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French amatir, equivalent to a- a-5 + matir to subdue, derivative of mat subdued, dull. See mat3

amate2

[uh-meyt]
verb (used with object), a·mat·ed, a·mat·ing. Obsolete.
  1. to be a mate to.

Origin of amate2

First recorded in 1590–1600; a-1 + mate1
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