fidate

1 of 2

transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
: to exempt in chess from capture (as in problems)
fidation
fīdāshən
fə̇ˈ-
noun
plural -s

-fidate

2 of 2

adjective combining form

-fi·​date
fədə̇|t,
fəˌdā|,
usually |t+V
: -fid

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

probably from Latin fidus trusty, safe + English -ate; akin to Latin fidere to trust

Adjective combining form

Latin -fidatus, from -fidus -fid + -atus -ate

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“Fidate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fidate. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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