cat·​e·​nate ˈka-tə-ˌnāt How to pronounce catenate (audio)
catenated; catenating

transitive verb

: to connect in a series : link
catenation noun

Examples of catenate in a Sentence

a Broadway musical that catenates a series of pop hits by means of a flimsy libretto

Word History


Latin catenatus, past participle of catenare, from catena

First Known Use

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of catenate was circa 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Catenate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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