cate family of verbs

(words that end with cate and are pronounced KAYT)

The etymology of cate does not come from Latin or Greek, or from any other language, because it is always a part of other word roots or stems and does not exist by itself . . . except in this unit.

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abdicate (AB di kayt")
This cate indicates the giving up of a throne or relinquishing other forms of high authority, power, or responsibility.
adjudicate (uh JOO di kayt")
Another cate presents activities regarding official decisions where there are arguments and/or disagreements.
advocate (AD vuh kayt")
A cate that is full of advice as to what others should do or that argues for a cause and supports or defends certain issues.
allocate (AL uh kayt")
Here is a cate that goes along with a plan to accomplish a special purpose or to designate that something is to be used in a certain way.
altercate (AL tuhr kayt")
The cate that argues vehemently or quarrels with others about how or when something should be done.
auspicate (AW spi kayt")
Now cate is beginning or inaugurating a ceremony that is intended to bring good luck and success.
authenticate (aw THEN ti kayt")
This time cate is trying to establish or to prove that something is genuine or real.
bifurcate (BIGH fuhr kayt")
Now cate is presenting information about dividing something into two different parts or branches; especially, sections that go in different directions.
certificate (suhr TIF i kayt")
A cate that presents or authorizes someone to have an official document which verifies that certain facts are true; such as, statements about one's birth or that he or she has the necessary qualifications to work in a certain profession, etc.
collocate (KOHL uh kayt")
On this occasion, cate is saying that there are things that can be placed, or naturally arranged together, side by side; for example, "heavy" and "rain" collocate with each other.
communicate (kuh MYOO ni kayt")
This is when cate talks and writes a lot in order to relate information to another person or to other people.
complicate (KAHM pli kayte")
A complex or perplexing situation is presented by this cate entry.
confiscate (KAHN fi skayt")
A special cate that involves government agencies which take someone's private property as evidence for committing an illegal action; such as, making liquor during the period (1920-1933) when the 18th Amendment was forbidding the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
contraindicate (kahn" truh IN di kayt)
Now this cate is suggesting that it is not advisable to take certain medicines because of possible harmful reactions.
coruscate (KOHR uh skayt")
The cartoon illustrates how this cate presents lively or brilliant exhibitions of knowledge and wit; and even mentions that the word involves any sudden flashes of light.