verb (used with object), syn·co·pat·ed, syn·co·pat·ing.
- to place (the accents) on beats that are normally unaccented.
- to treat (a passage, piece, etc.) in this way.
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Origin of syncopate
OTHER WORDS FROM syncopatesyn·co·pa·tor, noun
Words nearby syncopate
Example sentences from the Web for syncopate
Syncopate a crown of a person of rank, and leave a musical instrument.
Syncopate a small house, and leave a fugitive named in the Bible.
Syncopate another part of the body, and leave a wild animal.
Syncopate a short, ludicrous play, and leave a part of the body.
Syncopate a domestic animal, and leave articles of clothing.