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al·lit·er·ate

 (ə-lĭt′ə-rāt′)
v. al·lit·er·at·ed, al·lit·er·at·ing, al·lit·er·ates
v.intr.
1. To use alliteration in speech or writing.
2. To have or contain alliteration.
v.tr.
To form or arrange with alliteration.

[Back-formation from alliteration.]

alliterate

(əˈlɪtəˌreɪt)
vb
1. (Poetry) to contain or cause to contain alliteration
2. (Poetry) (intr) to speak or write using alliteration

al•lit•er•ate

(əˈlɪt əˌreɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.i.
1. to show alliteration.
2. to use alliteration.
v.t.
3. to compose or arrange with alliteration.
[1810–20]

alliterate


Past participle: alliterated
Gerund: alliterating

Imperative
alliterate
alliterate
Present
I alliterate
you alliterate
he/she/it alliterates
we alliterate
you alliterate
they alliterate
Preterite
I alliterated
you alliterated
he/she/it alliterated
we alliterated
you alliterated
they alliterated
Present Continuous
I am alliterating
you are alliterating
he/she/it is alliterating
we are alliterating
you are alliterating
they are alliterating
Present Perfect
I have alliterated
you have alliterated
he/she/it has alliterated
we have alliterated
you have alliterated
they have alliterated
Past Continuous
I was alliterating
you were alliterating
he/she/it was alliterating
we were alliterating
you were alliterating
they were alliterating
Past Perfect
I had alliterated
you had alliterated
he/she/it had alliterated
we had alliterated
you had alliterated
they had alliterated
Future
I will alliterate
you will alliterate
he/she/it will alliterate
we will alliterate
you will alliterate
they will alliterate
Future Perfect
I will have alliterated
you will have alliterated
he/she/it will have alliterated
we will have alliterated
you will have alliterated
they will have alliterated
Future Continuous
I will be alliterating
you will be alliterating
he/she/it will be alliterating
we will be alliterating
you will be alliterating
they will be alliterating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been alliterating
you have been alliterating
he/she/it has been alliterating
we have been alliterating
you have been alliterating
they have been alliterating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been alliterating
you will have been alliterating
he/she/it will have been alliterating
we will have been alliterating
you will have been alliterating
they will have been alliterating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been alliterating
you had been alliterating
he/she/it had been alliterating
we had been alliterating
you had been alliterating
they had been alliterating
Conditional
I would alliterate
you would alliterate
he/she/it would alliterate
we would alliterate
you would alliterate
they would alliterate
Past Conditional
I would have alliterated
you would have alliterated
he/she/it would have alliterated
we would have alliterated
you would have alliterated
they would have alliterated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.alliterate - use alliteration as a form of poetry
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
rhyme, rime - compose rhymes
Translations

alliterate

vieinen Stabreim bilden, alliterieren
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