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altercate

[ awl-ter-keyt ]
/ 藞蓴l t蓹r藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used without object), al路ter路cat路ed, al路ter路cat路ing.
to argue or quarrel with zeal, heat, or anger; wrangle.
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Origin of altercate

1530鈥40; <Latin alterc膩tus (past participle of alterc膩r墨 to quarrel), equivalent to *alterc(us) a disputing (alter other + -cus formative suffix) + -膩tus-ate1
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How to use altercate in a sentence

  • As far as I can make out that means me and the rest of the battery altercate every other night.

British Dictionary definitions for altercate

altercate
/ (藞蓴藧lt蓹藢ke瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to argue, esp heatedly; dispute

Word Origin for altercate

C16: from Latin alterc膩r墨 to quarrel with another, from alter other
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