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amate

transitive verb

Definition of amate

-ed/-ing/-s
archaic
:to cast down :dishearten, subdue

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Origin and Etymology of amate

Middle English amaten, from Middle French amatir, from Old French, from a- (from Latin ad-) + matir to overcome, from mat defeated, overcome


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amate

transitive verb

Definition of amate

-ed/-ing/-s
obsolete
:to be a mate to :match

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Origin and Etymology of amate

a- (perfective prefix) + mate (to couple, match)


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amate

noun ama·te \ äˈmätē \

Definition of amate

plural -s
:a Central American timber tree (Ficus glabrata) with lustrous foliage and edible fruits

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Origin and Etymology of amate

Spanish, from Nahuatl amatl, short for amacuahuitl, literally, paper tree, from amatl paper + cuahuitl tree


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