Verb altercate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


altercate (third-person singular simple present altercates, present participle altercating, simple past and past participle altercated)

  1. (transitive) To argue, quarrel or wrangle with someone.

More definition: argue or quarrel with zeal, heat, or anger; wrangle.

1. (intransitive) to argue, esp heatedly; dispute Word OriginC16, from Latin altercārī to quarrel with another, from alter otherCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1520s, "to contend with words," from Latin altercatus, past participle of altercari (see altercation).

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