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hy·phen·ate

 (hī′fə-nāt′)
tr.v. hy·phen·at·ed, hy·phen·at·ing, hy·phen·ates
To divide or connect (syllables, word elements, or names) with a hyphen.
n. hy·phen·ate (-nĭt′, -nāt′)
One who performs more than one job or function: auditioned singer-dancers, actor-models, and other hyphenates.

hy′phen·a′tion n.

hyphenate

(ˈhaɪfəˌneɪt) or

hyphen

vb
(Linguistics) (tr) to separate (syllables, words, etc) with a hyphen
ˌhyphenˈation n

hy•phen•ate

(v. ˈhaɪ fəˌneɪt; adj., n. -nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj., n. v.t.
1. to join by a hyphen.
2. to write or divide with a hyphen.
adj.
3. hyphenated.
n.
4. a person working in more than one craft or occupation: a hyphenate in the film industry who has gained fame as a writer-director-producer.
5. a person of mixed national origin or identity.
[1850–55]
hy`phen•a′tion, n.

hyphenate


Past participle: hyphenated
Gerund: hyphenating

Imperative
hyphenate
hyphenate
Present
I hyphenate
you hyphenate
he/she/it hyphenates
we hyphenate
you hyphenate
they hyphenate
Preterite
I hyphenated
you hyphenated
he/she/it hyphenated
we hyphenated
you hyphenated
they hyphenated
Present Continuous
I am hyphenating
you are hyphenating
he/she/it is hyphenating
we are hyphenating
you are hyphenating
they are hyphenating
Present Perfect
I have hyphenated
you have hyphenated
he/she/it has hyphenated
we have hyphenated
you have hyphenated
they have hyphenated
Past Continuous
I was hyphenating
you were hyphenating
he/she/it was hyphenating
we were hyphenating
you were hyphenating
they were hyphenating
Past Perfect
I had hyphenated
you had hyphenated
he/she/it had hyphenated
we had hyphenated
you had hyphenated
they had hyphenated
Future
I will hyphenate
you will hyphenate
he/she/it will hyphenate
we will hyphenate
you will hyphenate
they will hyphenate
Future Perfect
I will have hyphenated
you will have hyphenated
he/she/it will have hyphenated
we will have hyphenated
you will have hyphenated
they will have hyphenated
Future Continuous
I will be hyphenating
you will be hyphenating
he/she/it will be hyphenating
we will be hyphenating
you will be hyphenating
they will be hyphenating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hyphenating
you have been hyphenating
he/she/it has been hyphenating
we have been hyphenating
you have been hyphenating
they have been hyphenating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hyphenating
you will have been hyphenating
he/she/it will have been hyphenating
we will have been hyphenating
you will have been hyphenating
they will have been hyphenating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hyphenating
you had been hyphenating
he/she/it had been hyphenating
we had been hyphenating
you had been hyphenating
they had been hyphenating
Conditional
I would hyphenate
you would hyphenate
he/she/it would hyphenate
we would hyphenate
you would hyphenate
they would hyphenate
Past Conditional
I would have hyphenated
you would have hyphenated
he/she/it would have hyphenated
we would have hyphenated
you would have hyphenated
they would have hyphenated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hyphenate - divide or connect with a hyphen; "hyphenate these words and names"
spell, write - write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"
Translations

hyphenate

[ˈhaɪfəneɪt] VTescribir con guión, unir con guión

hyphenate

vtmit Bindestrich schreiben; (Typ) → koppeln (spec); hyphenated wordBindestrich- or (Typ) → Koppelwort nt

hyphenate

[ˈhaɪfəˌneɪt] vtunire con un trattino
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In addition, it is not allowed to hyphenate parents' surnames or to have a middle name.
Jim says they had originally decided not to hyphenate their names, but when one of them accidentally hyphenated their name on the marriage certificate, the choice was made.
The world of ornithology seems divided on the editorial question of whether we should hyphenate compound English names of groups of birds.
A failure to hyphenate interferes with word spacing and line endings, depending on text alignment:
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Therefore, they didn't want the name of the new entity to be a hyphenate, and didn't want to choose one existing company name over the other.