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  • 181ratify — mid 14c., from O.Fr. ratifier (late 13c.), from M.L. ratificare confirm, approve, lit. fix by reckoning, from L. ratus fixed, valid (pp. of reri to reckon, think ) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Ratified;… …

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  • 182rectify — (v.) c.1400, from O.Fr. rectifier, lit. to make straight (14c.), from L.L. rectificare make right (3c.), from L. rectus straight (see RIGHT (Cf. right) (adj.1)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factiti …

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  • 183refectory — late 15c., from M.L. refectorium, from reficere to remake, restore, from re (see RE (Cf. re )) + facere (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 184sacrifice — {{11}}sacrifice (n.) mid 13c., from O.Fr. sacrifise (12c.), from L. sacrificium, from sacrificus performing priestly functions or sacrifices, from sacra sacred rites (properly neuter plural of sacer sacred; see SACRED (Cf. sacred)) + root of… …

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  • 185sanctify — late 14c., seintefie to consecrate, from O.Fr. saintifier (12c.), from L.L. sanctificare to make holy, from sanctus holy (see SAINT (Cf. saint)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Form altered to conform with Latin.… …

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  • 186saponification — 1821, from Fr. saponification, from saponifier, from Mod.L. saponificare, from sapon “soap” (see SOAP (Cf. soap)) + ficare, from L. facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 187satisfy — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. satisfier, from O.Fr. satisfaire, from L. satisfacere discharge fully, comply with, make amends, lit. do enough, from satis enough (from PIE root *sa to satisfy; see SAD (Cf. sad)) + facere perform (see …

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  • 188savoir faire — 1815, from Fr., lit. to know (how) to do, from savoir to know (from L. sapere; see SAPIENT (Cf. sapient)) + faire (from L. facere; see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Instinctive knowledge of the right course of action in any circumstance. French… …

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  • 189scientific — 1580s, from M.Fr. scientifique, from M.L. scientificus pertaining to science, from L. scientia knowledge (see SCIENCE (Cf. science)) + ficus making + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Originally used to translate Gk …

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  • 190signify — mid 13c., from O.Fr. signifier (12c.), from L. significare to show by signs, mean, signify, from significus (adj.), from signum sign (see SIGN (Cf. sign) (n.)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Intrans. sense of to be of …

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  • 191simplify — 1650s, from Fr. simplifier to make simpler (15c.), from M.L. simplificare to simplify, from L. simplex simple (see SIMPLEX (Cf. simplex)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Meaning to make easier to do is from 1759 …

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  • 192stratification — (n.) 1610s, from Mod.L. stratificationem (nom. stratificatio), noun of action from pp. stem of stratificare to form strata, from stratum thing spread out + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 193stultify — 1766, allege to be of unsound mind (legal term), from L.L. stultificare turn into foolishness, from L. stultus foolish + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). The first element is cognate with L. stolidus slow, dull, obtuse… …

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  • 194stupefy — 1510s (implied in pp. stupefact), from M.Fr. stupéfier, from L. stupefacere make stupid or senseless, from stupere be stunned (see STUPID (Cf. stupid)) + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

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  • 195suffice — early 14c., from stem of O.Fr. souffire be sufficient, from L. sufficere supply, suffice, from sub up to (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Phrase suffice it to say (late 14c.) is a rare surviving… …

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  • 196surfeit — (n.) early 14c., excess quantity; late 14c., overindulgence, from O.Fr. surfet excess, noun use of pp. of surfaire overdo, from sur over + faire do, from L. facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). The verb is first recorded late 14c …

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  • 197synthesis — 1610s, from L. synthesis collection, set, composition (of a medication), from Gk. synthesis composition, from syntithenai put together, combine, from syn together + tithenai put, place, from PIE root *dhe to put, to do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factit …

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  • 198terrific — 1660s, frightening, from L. terrificus causing terror or fear, from terrere fill with fear (see TERRIBLE (Cf. terrible)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Weakened sensed of very great, severe (e.g. terrific headache)… …

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  • 199testify — late 14c., to serve as evidence of, from L. testificari bear witness, from testis witness (see TESTAMENT (Cf. testament)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Biblical sense of openly profess one s faith and devotion is… …

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  • 200theme — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. tesme (13c., with silent s ), from L. thema a subject, thesis, from Gk. thema a proposition, subject, deposit, lit. something set down, from root of tithenai put down, place, from PIE root *dhe to put, to do (see… …

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