altercate

altercate

[awl-ter-keyt]
verb (used without object), altercated, altercating.
to argue or quarrel with zeal, heat, or anger; wrangle.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin altercātus (past participle of altercārī to quarrel), equivalent to *alterc(us) a disputing (alter other + -cus formative suffix) + -ātus -ate1

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altercate (ˈɔːltəˌkeɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to argue, esp heatedly; dispute
 
[C16: from Latin altercārī to quarrel with another, from alter other]

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altercate
1520s, "to contend with words," from L. altercatus, pp. of altercari (see altercation).
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