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amate

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[ uh-meyt ]
/ əˈmeɪt /
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verb (used with object), a·mat·ed, a·mat·ing.Archaic.

to dismay; daunt.

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Origin of amate

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

Definition for amate (2 of 2)

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[ uh-meyt ]
/ əˈmeɪt /

verb (used with object), a·mat·ed, a·mat·ing.Obsolete.

to be a mate to.

Origin of amate

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