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altercate

[awl-ter-keyt] /ˈɔl tərˌkeɪt/
verb (used without object), altercated, altercating.
1.
to argue or quarrel with zeal, heat, or anger; wrangle.
Origin
1530-1540
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/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to argue, esp heatedly; dispute
Word Origin
C16: from Latin altercārī to quarrel with another, from alter other
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Word Origin and History for altercate
v.

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

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