verb (used with object), in·ter·po·lat·ed, in·ter·po·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·ter·po·lat·ed, in·ter·po·lat·ing.
Origin of interpolate
Related Words for interpolateinterlope, insert, intrude, annex, interject, interpose, introduce, admit, insinuate, inject, enter, include, append, intercalate
Examples from the Web for interpolate
Historical Examples of interpolate
While this goes on the fool does not cease to interpolate his humorless jokes.Tolstoy on Shakespeare
The boy tried to interpolate a few words, to tell the news of the family.Cuore (Heart)
Edmondo De Amicis
His eye seemed to interpolate that Stephen wouldn't be there otherwise.The Crisis, Complete
I think that I am warranted, in view of that late decision, in asking the committee to interpolate that word "lithograph."
"Miss Davies has not told me your name," I made bold to interpolate.The Mayor's Wife
Anna Katherine Green
Word Origin for interpolate
1610s, "to alter or enlarge (a writing) by inserting new material," from Latin interpolatus, past participle of interpolare "alter, freshen up, polish;" of writing, "falsify," from inter- "up" (see inter-) + polare, related to polire "to smoothe, polish." Sense evolved in Latin from "refurbish," to "alter appearance of," to "falsify (especially by adding new material)." Middle English had interpolen (early 15c.) in a similar sense. Related: Interpolated; interpolating.