wite

verb
\ˈwīt \
wited; witing

Definition of wite 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland

: blame

wite

noun

Definition of wite (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly Scotland

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To wite, the developers refined the weather effects and the fine details of how different conditions affect your driving. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know About Forza Horizon 4," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of wite

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wite

Verb

Middle English, from Old English wītan; akin to Old High German wīzan to blame, Old English witan to know

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The first known use of wite was before the 12th century

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