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AccommodatingAccommodate Ac*com"mo*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Accommodated; p. pr. & vb. n. Accommodating.] [L.
accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare; ad + commodare to make
fit, help; con- + modus measure, proportion. See Mode.]
1. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to
conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
``They accommodate their counsels to his inclination.'
2. To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to
compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate
differences, a dispute, etc.
3. To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient;
to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a
loan or with lodgings.
4. To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by
analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental
circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, to
accommodate prophecy to events.
Syn: To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.
Accommodating Ac*com"mo*da`ting, a.
Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as
an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.
AntedatingAntedate An"te*date`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Antedated; p. pr.
& vb. n. Antedating.]
1. To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier
date; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a
date anterior to the true time of its execution.
2. To precede in time.
3. To anticipate; to make before the true time.
And antedate the bliss above. --Pope.
Who rather rose the day to antedate. --Wordsworth.
Candidating Can"di*da`ting, n.
The taking of the position of a candidate; specifically, the
preaching of a clergyman with a view to settlement. [Cant, U.
ConsolidatingConsolidate Con*sol"i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Consolidated; p. pr. & vb. n. Consolidating.]
1. To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact
mass; to harden or make dense and firm.
He fixed and consolidated the earth. --T. Burnet.
2. To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body;
to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to
consolidate the armies of the republic.
Consolidating numbers into unity. --Wordsworth.
3. (Surg.) To unite by means of applications, as the parts of
a broken bone, or the lips of a wound. [R.]
Syn: To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress. DepredatingDepredate Dep"re*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depredated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Depredating.] [L. depraedatus, p. p. of
depraedari to plunder; de- + praedari to plunder, praeda
plunder, prey. See Prey.]
To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste;
to prey upon.
It makes the substance of the body . . . less apt to be
consumed and depredated by the spirits. --Bacon. DilapidatingDilapidate Di*lap"i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dilapidated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Dilapidating.] [L. dilapidare to scatter
like stones; di- = dis- + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis
a stone. See Lapidary.]
1. To bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by
misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and
good condition of; -- said of a building.
If the bishop, parson, or vicar, etc., dilapidates
the buildings, or cuts down the timber of the
2. To impair by waste and abuse; to squander.
The patrimony of the bishopric of Oxon was much
dilapidated. --Wood. ElucidatingElucidate E*lu"ci*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elucidated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Elucidating.] [LL. elucidatus, p. p. of
elucidare; e + lucidus full of light, clear. See Lucid.]
To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to
illustrate; as, an example will elucidate the subject. FecundatingFecundate Fec"un*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fecundated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Fecundating.] [L. fecundare, fr. fecundus. See
1. To make fruitful or prolific. --W. Montagu.
2. (Biol.) To render fruitful or prolific; to impregnate; as,
in flowers the pollen fecundates the ovum through the
stigma. IncommodatingIncommodate In*com"mo*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Incommodated; p. pr. & vb. n. Incommodating.] [L.
incommodare. See Incommode.]
To incommode. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. InnodatingInnodate In"no*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Innodated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Innodating.] [L. innodatus, p. p. of innodare; pref.
in- in + nodus knot.]
To bind up,as in a knot; to include. [Obs.] --Fuller. IntimidatingIntimidate In*tim"i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intimidated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Intimidating.] [LL. intimidatus, p. p. of
intimidare to frighten; pref. in- in + timidus fearful,
timid: cf. F. intimider. See Timid.]
To make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to
deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
Now guilt, once harbored in the conscious breast,
Intimidates the brave, degrades the great. --Johnson.
Syn: To dishearten; dispirit; abash; deter; frighten;
terrify; daunt; cow. InturbidatingInturbidate In*tur"bid*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Inturbidated; p. pr. & vb. n. Inturbidating.] [Pref. in-
in + turbid.]
To render turbid; to darken; to confuse. [R.]
The confusion of ideas and conceptions under the same
term painfully inturbidates his theology. --Coleridge. InundatingInundate In*un"date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inundated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Inundating.] [L. inundatus, p. p. of inundare to
inundate; pref. in- in + undare to rise in waves, to
overflow, fr. unda a wave. See Undulate.]
1. To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood;
as, the river inundated the town.
2. To fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity; as,
the country was inundated with bills of credit.
Syn: To overflow; deluge; flood; overwhelm; submerge; drown. InvalidatingInvalidate In*val"i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invalidated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Invalidating.] [From Invalid null.]
To render invalid; to weaken or lessen the force of; to
destroy the authority of; to render of no force or effect; to
overthrow; as, to invalidate an agreement or argument. LiquidatingLiquidate Liq"ui*date (l[i^]k"w[i^]*d[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Liquidated (-d[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
Liquidating.] [LL. liquidatus, p. p. of liquidare to
liquidate, fr. L. liquidus liquid, clear. See Liquid.]
1. (Law) To determine by agreement or by litigation the
precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an
indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the
precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount
of (an indebtedness) clear and certain.
A debt or demand is liquidated whenever the amount
due is agreed on by the parties, or fixed by the
operation of law. --15 Ga. Rep.
If our epistolary accounts were fairly liquidated, I
believe you would be brought in considerable debtor.
2. In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the
several amounts, of, and apply assets toward the discharge
of (an indebtedness). --Abbott.
3. To discharge; to pay off, as an indebtedness.
Friburg was ceded to Zurich by Sigismund to
liquidate a debt of a thousand florins. --W. Coxe.
4. To make clear and intelligible.
Time only can liquidate the meaning of all parts of
a compound system. --A. Hamilton.
5. To make liquid. [Obs.]
Liquidated damages (Law), damages the amount of which is
fixed or ascertained. --Abbott. MisdatingMisdate Mis*date", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misdated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Misdating.]
To date erroneously. --Young. OxidatingOxidate Ox"i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Oxidated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Oxidating.] [Cf. f. oxyder. See Oxide.] (Chem.)
To oxidize. [Obs.] PostdatingPostdate Post"date`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Postdated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Postdating.] [Pref. post- + date.]
1. To date after the real time; as, to postdate a contract,
that is, to date it later than the time when it was in
2. To affix a date to after the event.
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