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(Entry 1 of 3)

sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • on the issue of raising taxes the governor stands pat

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pat

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of pat (Entry 2 of 3)

without any flaws or errors
  • after months of practicing for the competition, the cheerleaders have their moves down pat

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pat

verb

Synonyms of pat (Entry 3 of 3)

to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
  • affectionately patted the baby on the head

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The first known use of pat was in the 15th century

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“Pat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pat. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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