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
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Historical Examples of interpolator
The hand of the adapter, the interpolator and the reviser is unmistakably present.The Truth About Jesus is He a Myth?
M. M. Mangasarian
We cannot forthwith declare the two passages to be the work of an interpolator.
But surely an interpolator must have been aware that this was their attitude from the outset.The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study
William Heaford Daubney
He fully condemns these lines as the work of an interpolator.
Interpolator B was responsible for the great bulk of the interpolations: episodes from other cycles and "theologizing" matter.
Word Origin for interpolate
1650s, from Latin interpolator, agent noun from past participle stem of interpolare (see 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.