al·​ter·​cate | \ ˈȯl-tər-ˌkāt How to pronounce altercate (audio) \
altercated; altercating

Definition of altercate

intransitive verb

: to dispute angrily or noisily : wrangle

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Examples of altercate in a Sentence

this discussion is so silly we might as well altercate on how many angels can dance on the point of a needle

First Known Use of altercate

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for altercate

Latin altercatus, past participle of altercari, from alter other

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The first known use of altercate was in 1530

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a strong desire or propensity

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