altercate


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al·ter·cate

 (ôl′tər-kāt′)
intr.v. al·ter·cat·ed, al·ter·cat·ing, al·ter·cates
To argue or dispute vehemently; wrangle.

[Latin altercārī, altercāt-, to quarrel, from alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

altercate

(ˈɔːltəˌkeɪt)
vb
(intr) to argue, esp heatedly; dispute
[C16: from Latin altercārī to quarrel with another, from alter other]

al•ter•cate

(ˈɔl tərˌkeɪt)

v.i. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to argue or quarrel with intensity; wrangle.
[1530–40; < Latin altercātus, past participle of altercārī to quarrel, v. derivative of *altercus dispute <alter other]

altercate


Past participle: altercated
Gerund: altercating

Imperative
altercate
altercate
Present
I altercate
you altercate
he/she/it altercates
we altercate
you altercate
they altercate
Preterite
I altercated
you altercated
he/she/it altercated
we altercated
you altercated
they altercated
Present Continuous
I am altercating
you are altercating
he/she/it is altercating
we are altercating
you are altercating
they are altercating
Present Perfect
I have altercated
you have altercated
he/she/it has altercated
we have altercated
you have altercated
they have altercated
Past Continuous
I was altercating
you were altercating
he/she/it was altercating
we were altercating
you were altercating
they were altercating
Past Perfect
I had altercated
you had altercated
he/she/it had altercated
we had altercated
you had altercated
they had altercated
Future
I will altercate
you will altercate
he/she/it will altercate
we will altercate
you will altercate
they will altercate
Future Perfect
I will have altercated
you will have altercated
he/she/it will have altercated
we will have altercated
you will have altercated
they will have altercated
Future Continuous
I will be altercating
you will be altercating
he/she/it will be altercating
we will be altercating
you will be altercating
they will be altercating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been altercating
you have been altercating
he/she/it has been altercating
we have been altercating
you have been altercating
they have been altercating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been altercating
you will have been altercating
he/she/it will have been altercating
we will have been altercating
you will have been altercating
they will have been altercating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been altercating
you had been altercating
he/she/it had been altercating
we had been altercating
you had been altercating
they had been altercating
Conditional
I would altercate
you would altercate
he/she/it would altercate
we would altercate
you would altercate
they would altercate
Past Conditional
I would have altercated
you would have altercated
he/she/it would have altercated
we would have altercated
you would have altercated
they would have altercated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.altercate - have a disagreement over somethingaltercate - have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something
brawl, wrangle - to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"
spat - engage in a brief and petty quarrel
polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize - engage in a controversy; "The two historians polemicized for years"
fall out - have a breach in relations; "We fell out over a trivial question"
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