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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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