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
Examples from the Web for interpolate
We may interpolate the results here, and then resume our experiments with the other subjects.
All members of the company had been warned that to interpolate lines or "business" meant a fine or worse.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
While this goes on the fool does not cease to interpolate his humorless jokes.Tolstoy on Shakespeare|Leo Tolstoy
When, in place of the hold, the movement continues, it is necessary to interpolate a full measure in place of the hold.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann
I may interpolate a remark here for the encouragement of poor but enthusiastic members of our fraternity.About Orchids|Frederick Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for interpolate
Word Origin for interpolate
Word Origin and History 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.