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[ri-kal-si-treyt] /rɪˈkæl sɪˌtreɪt/
verb (used without object), recalcitrated, recalcitrating.
to resist or oppose; show strong objection or repugnance.
Origin of recalcitrate
1615-25; < Latin recalcitrātus, past participle of recalcitrāre; see recalcitrant, -ate1
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recalcitration, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Still there are some left who recalcitrate pertinaciously, clinging convulsively with hands and feet to their old ignorance.

Word Origin and History for recalcitrate

"to kick out," 1620s, from Latin recalcitratus, past participle of recalcitrare (see recalcitrant). Sense of "resist obstinately" is from 1759. Related: Recalcitrated; recalcitrating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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