no·​tate ˈnō-ˌtāt How to pronounce notate (audio)
notated; notating

transitive verb

: to put into notation

Examples of notate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than notating a shift in consumer behavior and adapting their business models to meet customer needs, these brands remained stagnant. Sharon Harris, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023 Old school string quartets play the rhythms and pitches strictly notated on the page, never deviating from composers’ indications of tempo, dynamics. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Mar. 2023 The authorized officials notate their decisions in classification guides, allowing lower-ranking officials with security clearances to mark as confidential any documents restating or summarizing information already deemed secret. Jan Wolfe, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2022 The project partnered with the New York University-Yale American Indian Sovereignty Project, where law student volunteers trained in Indigenous law notate the contents of each tribal document. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 27 June 2022 If possible and practical, the current COO can set aside or notate where the funds will come from to pay the upcoming large expense. Next Avenue, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 The alert doesn't notate where the affected treats were sold at. Andy Meek, BGR, 14 Jan. 2022 Include the last four digits of account numbers, approximate value and amount of money owed, and also notate whether the item is separate or community property. Dallas News, 13 May 2021 What's more, because crypto is decentralized and uses a public ledger to notate payments, there is an opportunity for a level of transparency government assistance programs do not provide. Catherine Coley, Fortune, 24 Aug. 2020

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Word History


back-formation from notation

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of notate was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Notate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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