Lat·​in·​ate ˈla-tə-ˌnāt How to pronounce Latinate (audio)
: of, relating to, resembling, or derived from Latin

Examples of Latinate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another study says Latinate words trip up spellers most often – not surprising, since Latin is the source for much of our technical language and elevated diction. Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Latinate was in 1904

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“Latinate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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