What does altercate mean?

altercate meaning in General Dictionary

To contend in terms to dispute with zeal temperature or fury to wrangle

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  • have a disagreement over one thing
  • To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.

altercate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1520s, "to deal with words," from Latin altercatus, previous participle of altercari (see altercation).


altercate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.