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amate

1

[ uh-meyt ]

verb (used with object)

, Archaic.
, a·mat·ed, a·mat·ing.
  1. to dismay; daunt.


amate

2

[ uh-meyt ]

verb (used with object)

, Obsolete.
, a·mat·ed, a·mat·ing.
  1. to be a mate to.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of amate1

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French amatir, equivalent to a- a- 5 + matir to subdue, derivative of mat subdued, dull. See mat 3

Origin of amate2

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

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