Mate Mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mating}.] 1. To match; to marry. [1913 Webster]

If she be mated with an equal husband. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with. [1913 Webster]

There is no passion in the mind of man so weak but it mates and masters the fear of death. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

I, . . . in the way of loyalty and truth, . . . Dare mate a sounder man than Surrey can be. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To breed; to bring (animals) together for the purpose of breeding; as, she mated a doberman with a German shepherd. [PJC]

4. To join together; to fit together; to connect; to link; as, he mated a saw blade to a broom handle to cut inaccessible branches. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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