amate

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[uh-meyt]

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

to dismay; daunt.

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

amate

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[uh-meyt]

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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