trib·​u·​late ˈtri-byə-ˌlāt How to pronounce tribulate (audio)
tribulated; tribulating

transitive verb

: to cause to endure tribulation

Word History


Late Latin tribulatus, past participle of tribulare

First Known Use

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tribulate was circa 1637

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Cite this Entry

“Tribulate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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