Definition of Altercate

1. Verb. Have a disagreement over something. "Sam wants to altercate with Sue "; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"




Definition of Altercate

1. v. i. To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.

Definition of Altercate

1. Verb. (transitive) To argue, quarrel or wrangle with someone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Altercate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Altercate

alter ego
alter egos
alterabilities
alterability
alterable
alterableness
alterables
alterably
alterant
alterants
alteration
alterations
alterative
alterative inflammation
alteratives
altercate (current term)
altercated
altercates
altercating
altercation
altercations
altercative
altercursive intubation
altered
altered self hypothesis
alteregoism
alterer
alterers
altering
alteriority

Literary usage of Altercate

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... to altercate ; cf. Swed. jaga, to hunt, whence Swed. dial. /akka, to rove about (cf. Nassau Jacken, to drive horses quickly, cited by Kietz). ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"Mill, altercate boor; —tag, m. Med. critical day ; —thaler ... to exchange words, to talk, speak; to argue; to dispute, altercate, to quarrel. ..."

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