Delectate
Delectate \De*lec"tate\, v. t. [L. delectatus, p. p. of delectare. See {Delight}.] To delight; to charm. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • delectate — /di lek tayt/, v.t., delectated, delectating. to please; charm; delight. [1705 1805; < L delectatus delighted, ptp. of delectare. See DELECTABLE, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • delectate — de·lec·tate …   English syllables

  • delectate — de•lec•tate [[t]dɪˈlɛk teɪt[/t]] v. t. tat•ed, tat•ing to please; charm; delight • Etymology: 1705–1805; < L dēlectātus delighted, ptp. of dēlectāre. See delectable, ate I de•lec•ta•tion ˌdi lɛkˈteɪ ʃən n …   From formal English to slang

  • delectate — /dəˈlɛkteɪt/ (say duh lektayt) verb (t) (delectated, delectating) to please; charm; delight. {Latin dēlectātus, past participle, delighted} …   Australian English dictionary

  • delectate — də̇ˈlekˌtāt, dēˈ verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin delectatus, past participle of delectare more at delight transitive verb : delight, please, entertain …   Useful english dictionary

  • Delight — De*light , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delighting}.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. d[ e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delighted — Delight De*light , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delighting}.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. d[ e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delighting — Delight De*light , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delighting}.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. d[ e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delectation — /dee lek tay sheuhn/, n. delight; enjoyment. [1350 1400; ME delectacioun < L delectation (s. of delectatio), equiv. to delectat(us) (see DELECTATE) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • becharm — Synonyms and related words: allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, charm, delectate, delight, draw on, enamor, enchant, endear, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance, fascinate, freak out, glamour, hold in… …   Moby Thesaurus

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