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    Definition:
    Gate - (n.) A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.
    Gate - (n.) An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.
    Gate - (n.) A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
    Gate - (n.) The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
    Gate - (n.) In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
    Gate - (n.) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
    Gate - (n.) The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
    Gate - (v. t.) To supply with a gate.
    Gate - (v. t.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
    Gate - (n.) A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate).
    Gate - (n.) Manner; gait.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Abjugate - (v. t.) To unyoke.
    Ablegate - (v. t.) To send abroad.
    Ablegate - (n.) A representative of the pope charged with important commissions in foreign countries, one of his duties being to bring to a newly named cardinal his insignia of office.
    Abligate - (v. t.) To tie up so as to hinder from.
    Abnegated - (imp. & p. p.) of Abnegate
    Abnegate - (v. t.) To deny and reject; to abjure.
    Abrogate - (a.) Abrogated; abolished.
    Abrogated - (imp. & p. p.) of Abrogate
    Abrogate - (v. t.) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
    Abrogate - (v. t.) To put an end to; to do away with.
    Adjugate - (v. t.) To yoke to.
    Adrogate - (v. t.) To adopt (a person who is his own master).
    Agate - (adv.) On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.
    Agate - (n.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
    Agate - (n.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
    Agate - (n.) A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
    Agate - (n.) A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.
    Aggregated - (imp. & p. p.) of Aggregate
    Aggregate - (v. t.) To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil."
    Aggregate - (v. t.) To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
    Aggregate - (v. t.) To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
    Aggregate - (a.) Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
    Aggregate - (a.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
    Aggregate - (a.) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
    Aggregate - (a.) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
    Aggregate - (a.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
    Aggregate - (n.) A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
    Aggregate - (n.) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
    Aggregately - (adv.) Collectively; in mass.
    Algate - (adv.) Alt. of Algates
    Algates - (adv.) Always; wholly; everywhere.
    Algates - (adv.) By any or means; at all events.
    Algates - (adv.) Notwithstanding; yet.
    Alligate - (v. t.) To tie; to unite by some tie.
    Another-gates - (a.) Of another sort.
    Arrogated - (imp. & p. p.) of Arrogate
    Arrogate - (v. t.) To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope arrogated dominion over kings.
    Assubjugate - (v. t.) To bring into subjection.
    Bagatelle - (n.) A trifle; a thing of no importance.
    Bagatelle - (n.) A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by a rod held in the hand of the player.
    Bicolligate - (v. t.) Having the anterior toes connected by a basal web.
    Biconjugate - (a.) Twice paired, as when a petiole forks twice.
    Bijugate - (a.) Having two pairs, as of leaflets.
    Billingsgate - (n.) A market near the Billings gate in London, celebrated for fish and foul language.
    Billingsgate - (n.) Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language; vituperation; ribaldry.
    Castigated - (imp. & p. p.) of Castigate
    Castigate - (v. t.) To punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten; also, to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise severely.
    Castigate - (v. t.) To emend; to correct.
    Circumnavigated - (imp. & p. p.) of Circumnavigate
    Circumnavigate - (v. t.) To sail completely round.
    Clarigate - (v. i.) To declare war with certain ceremonies.
    Co-legatee - (n.) A joint legatee.
    Colligated - (imp. & p. p.) of Colligate
    Colligate - (v. t.) To tie or bind together.
    Colligate - (v. t.) To bring together by colligation; to sum up in a single proposition.
    Colligate - (a.) Bound together.
    Congregate - (a.) Collected; compact; close.
    Congregated - (imp. & p. p.) of Congregate
    Congregate - (v. t.) To collect into an assembly or assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a united body; to gather together; to mass; to compact.
    Congregate - (v. i.) To come together; to assemble; to meet.
    Conjugate - (a.) United in pairs; yoked together; coupled.
    Conjugate - (a.) In single pairs; coupled.
    Conjugate - (a.) Containing two or more radicals supposed to act the part of a single one.
    Conjugate - (a.) Agreeing in derivation and radical signification; -- said of words.
    Conjugate - (a.) Presenting themselves simultaneously and having reciprocal properties; -- frequently used in pure and applied mathematics with reference to two quantities, points, lines, axes, curves, etc.
    Conjugate - (n.) A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification.
    Conjugate - (n.) A complex radical supposed to act the part of a single radical.
    Conjugated - (imp. & p. p.) of Conjugate
    Conjugate - (v. t.) To unite in marriage; to join.
    Conjugate - (v. t.) To inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms which it assumed in its several voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons.
    Conjugate - (v. i.) To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals.
    Corrugate - (a.) Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; contracted into ridges and furrows.
    Corrugated - (imp. & p. p.) of Corrugate
    Corrugate - (v. t.) To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up; as, to corrugate plates of iron; to corrugate the forehead.
    Defatigate - (v. t.) To weary or tire out; to fatigue.
    Delegate - (n.) Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
    Delegate - (n.) One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
    Delegate - (n.) One sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating officers, or for forming or altering a constitution.
    Delegate - (a.) Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.
    Delegated - (imp. & p. p.) of Delegate
    Delegate - (v. t.) To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
    Delegate - (v. t.) To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
    Deligate - (v. t.) To bind up; to bandage.
    Delitigate - (v. i.) To chide; to rail heartily.
    Denegate - (v. t.) To deny.
    Derogated - (imp. & p. p.) of Derogate
    Derogate - (v. t.) To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law.
    Derogate - (v. t.) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing.
    Derogate - (v. i.) To take away; to detract; to withdraw; -- usually with from.
    Derogate - (v. i.) To act beneath one-s rank, place, birth, or character; to degenerate.
    Derogate - (n.) Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded.
    Derogately - (adv.) In a derogatory manner.
    Disaggregate - (v. t.) To destroy the aggregation of; to separate into component parts, as an aggregate mass.
    Disgregate - (v. t.) To disperse; to scatter; -- opposite of congregate.
    Divulgate - (a.) Published.
    Divulgate - (v. t.) To divulge.
    Divulgater - (n.) A divulger.
    Dogate - (n.) The office or dignity of a doge.
    Elongated - (imp. & p. p.) of Elongate
    Elongate - (a.) To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Gate - n. 1 barrier, usu. Hinged, used to close an opening made for entrance and exit through a wall, fence, etc. 2 such an opening. 3 means of entrance or exit. 4 numbered place of access to aircraft at an airport. 5 device regulating the passage of water in a lock etc. 6 a number of people entering by payment at the gates of a sports ground etc. B amount of money taken thus. 7 a electrical signal that causes or controls the passage of other signals. B electrical circuit with an output that depends on the combination of several inputs. v. (-ting) confine to college or school as a punishment. gated adj. [old english]
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    Abnegate - v. (-ting) give up or renounce (a pleasure or right etc.). [latin nego deny]
    Abrogate - v. (-ting) repeal, abolish (a law etc.). abrogation n. [latin rogo propose a law]
    Agate - n. Hard usu. Streaked chalcedony. [greek akhates]
    Agate - n. Hard usu. Streaked chalcedony. [greek akhates]
    Aggregate - n. 1 sum total, amount assembled. 2 crushed stone etc. Used in making concrete. 3 rock formed of a mass of different particles or minerals. adj. Combined, collective, total. v. (-ting) 1 collect, combine into one mass. 2 colloq. Amount to. 3 unite. in the aggregate as a whole. aggregation n. Aggregative adj. [latin grex greg- flock]
    Arrogate - v. (-ting) 1 (often foll. By to oneself) claim (power etc.) Without right. 2 (often foll. By to) attribute unjustly (to a person). arrogation n. [latin rogo ask]
    Bagatelle - n. 1 game in which small balls are struck into holes on a board. 2 mere trifle. 3 short piece of esp. Piano music. [french from italian]
    Black forest gateau - n. Chocolate sponge with cherries and whipped cream.
    Castigate - v. (-ting) rebuke or punish severely. castigation n. Castigator n. [latin castus pure]
    Circumnavigate - v. (-ting) sail round (esp. The world). circumnavigation n.
    Congregate - v. (-ting) collect or gather into a crowd. [latin grex greg- flock]
    Conjugate - v. (-ting) 1 gram. List the different forms of (a verb). 2 a unite. B become fused. adj. 1 joined together, paired. 2 fused. [latin jugum yoke]
    Corrugate - v. (-ting) (esp. As corrugated adj.) Form into alternate ridges and grooves, esp. To strengthen (corrugated iron). corrugation n. [latin ruga wrinkle]
    Delegate - n. 1 elected representative sent to a conference. 2 member of a committee or delegation. v. (-ting) 1 (often foll. By to) a commit (power etc.) To an agent or deputy. B entrust (a task) to another. 2 send or authorize (a person) as a representative. [latin: related to *legate]
    Derogate - v. (-ting) (foll. By from) formal detract from (merit, right, etc.). derogation n. [latin rogo ask]
    Desegregate - v. (-ting) abolish racial segregation in. desegregation n.
    Elongate - v. (-ting) lengthen, extend. elongation n. [latin longus long]
    Expurgate - v. (-ting) 1 remove objectionable matter from (a book etc.). 2 remove (such matter). expurgation n. Expurgator n. [latin: related to *purge]
    Floodgate - n. 1 gate for admitting or excluding water, esp. In a lock. 2 (usu. In pl.) Last restraint against tears, rain, anger, etc.
    Frigate - n. 1 naval escort-vessel. 2 hist. Warship. [french from italian]
    Fumigate - v. (-ting) disinfect or purify with fumes. fumigation n. Fumigator n. [latin: related to *fume]
    Gateau - n. (pl. -s or -x) large rich cake filled with cream etc. [french]
    Gatecrasher - n. Uninvited guest at a party etc. gatecrash v.
    Gatehouse - n. House standing by or over a gateway, esp. To a large house or park.
    Gateleg - n. (in full gateleg table) table with folding flaps supported by legs swung open like a gate. gatelegged adj.
    Gatepost - n. Post at either side of a gate.
    Gateway - n. 1 opening which can be closed with a gate. 2 means of access (gateway to the south; gateway to success).
    Instigate - v. (-ting) 1 bring about by incitement or persuasion. 2 urge on, incite. instigation n. Instigator n. [latin stigo prick]
    Interrogate - v. (-ting) question (a person), esp. Closely or formally. interrogation n. Interrogator n. [latin rogo ask]
    Interrogate - v. (-ting) question (a person), esp. Closely or formally. interrogation n. Interrogator n. [latin rogo ask]
    Investigate - v. (-ting) 1 inquire into; examine. 2 make a systematic inquiry. investigation n. Investigative adj. Investigator n. Investigatory adj. [latin vestigo track]
    Irrigate - v. (-ting) 1 a water (land) by means of channels etc. B (of a stream etc.) Supply (land) with water. 2 supply (a wound etc.) With a constant flow of liquid. irrigable adj. Irrigation n. Irrigator n. [latin rigo moisten]
    Legate - n. Ambassador of the pope. [latin lego depute]
    Legatee - n. Recipient of a legacy. [latin lego bequeath]
    Lich-gate - n. (also lych-gate) roofed gateway to a churchyard where a coffin awaits the clergyman's arrival. [from lich = corpse]
    Litigate - v. (-ting) 1 go to law. 2 contest (a point) at law. litigation n. Litigator n. [latin lis lit- lawsuit]
    Lych-gate - var. Of *lich-gate.
    Mitigate - v. (-ting) make less intense or severe. mitigation n. [latin mitis mild]
    Navigate - v. (-ting) 1 manage or direct the course of (a ship or aircraft) using maps and instruments. 2 a sail on (a sea, river, etc.). B fly through (the air). 3 (in a car etc.) Assist the driver by map-reading etc. 4 sail a ship; sail in a ship. navigator n. [latin navigo from navis]
    Negate - v. (-ting) 1 nullify. 2 assert or imply the non-existence of. [latin nego deny]
    Obligate - v. (-ting) bind (a person) legally or morally (was obligated to attend). [latin: related to *oblige]
    Pearly gates - n.pl. Colloq. Gates of heaven.
    Profligate - adj. 1 recklessly extravagant. 2 licentious, dissolute. n. Profligate person. profligacy n. Profligately adv. [latin profligo ruin]
    Promulgate - v. (-ting) 1 make known to the public; disseminate; promote. 2 proclaim (a decree, news, etc.). promulgation n. Promulgator n. [latin]
    Propagate - v. (-ting) 1 a breed (a plant, animal, etc.) From the parent stock. B (refl. Or absol.) (of a plant, animal, etc.) Reproduce itself. 2 disseminate (a belief, theory, etc.). 3 transmit (a vibration, earthquake, etc.). propagation n. [latin propago]
    Relegate - v. (-ting) 1 consign or dismiss to an inferior position. 2 transfer (a sports team) to a lower division of a league etc. 3 banish. relegation n. [latin relego send away]
    Segregate - v. (-ting) 1 put apart; isolate. 2 separate (esp. An ethnic group) from the rest of the community. [latin grex greg- flock]
    Subjugate - v. (-ting) bring into subjection; vanquish. subjugation n. Subjugator n. [latin jugum yoke]
    Surrogate - n. 1 substitute. 2 deputy, esp. Of a bishop in granting marriage licences. surrogacy n. [latin rogo ask]
    Surrogate mother - n. Woman who bears a child on behalf of another woman, usu. By artificial insemination of her own egg by the other woman's partner.
    Tailgate - n. 1 esp. Us = *tailboard. 2 rear door of an estate car or hatchback.
    Toll-gate - n. Gate preventing passage until a toll is paid.
    Unexpurgated - adj. (esp. Of a text etc.) Complete.
    Unmitigated - adj. Not mitigated; absolute (unmitigated disaster).
    Variegated - adj. 1 with irregular patches of different colours. 2 having leaves of two or more colours. variegation n. [latin: related to *various]
    Vulgate - n. 4th-c. Latin version of the bible. [latin: related to *vulgar]

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