Delate De*late", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delating}.] [L. delatus, used as p. p. of deferre. See {Tolerate}, and cf. 3d {Defer}, {Delay}, v.] [Obs. or Archaic] 1. To carry; to convey. [1913 Webster]

Try exactly the time wherein sound is delated. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To carry abroad; to spread; to make public. [1913 Webster]

When the crime is delated or notorious. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. To carry or bring against, as a charge; to inform against; to accuse; to denounce. [1913 Webster]

As men were delated, they were marked down for such a fine. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

4. To carry on; to conduct. --Warner. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Delate — De*late , v. i. To dilate. [Obs.] Goodwin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delate — index complain (charge), denigrate, implicate, involve (implicate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • delate — (de «delatar»; ant.) m. Bandido. ≃ Delado …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • delate — [dē lāt′] vt. delated, delating [< L delatus, pp. of deferre: see DEFER2] 1. Chiefly Scot. to accuse or inform against 2. Archaic to announce; make public delation n. delator n …   English World dictionary

  • delate — delation, n. delator, delater, n. delatorian /del euh tawr ee euhn, tohr /, adj. /di layt /, v.t., delated, delating. 1. Chiefly Scot. to inform against; denounce or accuse. 2. Archaic. to relate; report: to delate an offense. [1505 15; < L… …   Universalium

  • delate — transitive verb (delated; delating) Etymology: Latin delatus (past participle of deferre to bring down, report, accuse), from de + latus, past participle of ferre to bear more at tolerate Date: 15th century 1. accuse, denounce 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • delate — v. publicly denounce, accuse; tell, inform, relate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delate — [dɪ leɪt] verb archaic 1》 report (an offence). 2》 inform against. Derivatives delation noun delator noun Origin C15: from L. delat , deferre (see defer2) …   English new terms dictionary

  • delate — de·late …   English syllables

  • delate — /dəˈleɪt/ (say duh layt) verb (t) (delated, delating) 1. to inform against; denounce or accuse. 2. to relate or report (an offence, etc.). {Latin dēlātus, past participle, carried from or down, reported, accused} –delation, noun –delator, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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