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Word of the Day 07/13/20 Syncopate

Syncopate (verb)
syncopate [ sing-kuh-peyt, sin- ]


verb (used with object), syn·co·pat·ed, syn·co·pat·ing.
1. Music.
a. to place (the accents) on beats that are normally unaccented.
b. to treat (a passage, piece, etc.) in this way.
2. Grammar. to contract (a word) by omitting one or more sounds from the middle, as in reducing Gloucester to Gloster.

OTHER WORDS FROM SYNCOPATE
syn·co·pa·tor, noun

WORDS RELATED TO SYNCOPATE
abbreviate, shorten, restrict, wrap, cram, constrict, squeeze, shrink, decline, consume, reduce, decrease, narrow, weaken, consolidate, wedge, cramp, crowd, abridge, abstract

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Origin: First recorded in 1595–1605, syncopate is from the Medieval Latin word syncopātus (past participle of syncopāre to shorten by syncope). See syncope, -ate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SYNCOPATE
Syncopate and curtail a greenish mineral, and leave a Turkish officer.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878|VARIOUS

Syncopate and curtail a sweet substance, and leave an agricultural implement.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878|VARIOUS

Syncopate and curtail a carpenter's tool, and leave an insect.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878|VARIOUS

Syncopate a short, ludicrous play, and leave a part of the body.
ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, VOL. 5, MAY, 1878, NO. 7.|VARIOUS

Syncopate and curtail a motive power, and leave a body of water.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878|VARIOUS

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