Definition of fidate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to exempt in chess from capture (as in problems)
-fi·​date | \ fədə̇|t, fəˌdā|, usually |t+V \

Definition of -fidate (Entry 2 of 2)

: -fid

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Transitive verb

fidation \ fīdāshən , fə̇ˈ-​ \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for fidate

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 18 Jan. 2022.

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