Altercating
Altercate Al"ter*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Altercated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Altercating}.] [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See {Alter}.] To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle. [1913 Webster]

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  • altercating — v. fight, quarrel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Altercate — Al ter*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Altercated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Altercating}.] [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See {Alter}.] To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Altercated — Altercate Al ter*cate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Altercated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Altercating}.] [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See {Alter}.] To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rta — Sanskrit IAST|ṛtá ( sa. ऋत) as used in Vedic Sanskrit literally means the order or course of things , cognate to Avestan unicode|aša .In the Vedas, rta lays the philosophical foundation for the Hindu conception of dharma . In current usage, the… …   Wikipedia

  • altercate — /awl teuhr kayt /, v.i., altercated, altercating. to argue or quarrel with zeal, heat, or anger; wrangle. [1530 40; < L altercatus (ptp. of altercari to quarrel), equiv. to *alterc(us) a disputing (alter other + cus formative suffix) + atus ATE1] …   Universalium

  • deprecatory — adj 1. censuring, reproachful, op probious, impeaching, slating, inveighing, reproving, recriminating, reprehensive, reprobative, reprobating; denunciatory, denunciating, railing, cursing, condemnatory, maledictory, anathematizing; berating,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • altercate — /ˈɔltəkeɪt/ (say awltuhkayt), /ˈɒl / (say ol ) verb (i) (altercated, altercating) to argue with zeal, heat, or anger; wrangle. {Latin altercātus, past participle, having wrangled} …   Australian English dictionary

  • altercate — [ôl′tər kāt΄] vi. altercated, altercating [< L altercatus, pp. of altercari, to dispute < alter, other: see ALTER] to argue angrily; quarrel …   English World dictionary

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