-cate

(This suffix has no etymological source; it is just a part of other words.)

predicate (PRED i kayt") (verb), predicates; predicated; predicating
To assert, to affirm; to make a statement: The politician said he predicated his view points on facts, not mere speculations or opinions.
prefabricate (pree FAB ri kayt") (verb), prefabricates; prefabricated; prefabricating
To manufacture sections of something; such as, furniture or a building that can be transported to a specific place and be easily assembled there: Sections of houses that are prefabricated by companies are known as “prefabs” and are put together on the properties which the owners have indicated.

Sam and his family were amazed at how quickly their new house was erected after it was delivered from the factory that had prefabricated it.

One company specialized in prefabricating separate pieces for tables and other furniture so the buyers could set them up at their homes quickly and without any problems.

prevaricate (pri VAR i kayt") (verb), prevaricates; prevaricated; prevaricating
1. To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or to withhold information: The local officials prevaricated about the real costs of the new city hall.
2. To avoid giving a direct and honest answer or opinion, or a clear and truthful account of a situation, especially by quibbling or being deliberately ambiguous or misleading: When anyone prevaricates, he or she is avoiding telling the truth or is not providing the real facts.
3. To stray from or to evade the truth; to equivocate: As a witness under oath, Bert didn't prevaricate but he answered all of the questions honestly.
4. Etymology: from Latin prevaricate, "to walk crookedly" from varus, "knock-kneed"; from this the verb varicare, "straddle" was combined with the prefix prae-, "before, beyond" which produced praevaricari, "to walk crookedly" or "to deviate from straightforward behavior" and "to turn away from the truth".
To stray or to deviate from the truth and so to lie.
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prognosticate (prahg NAHS ti kayt") (verb), prognosticates; prognosticated; prognosticating
1. To predict or foretell future events: Mary’s dream prognosticated that she was going to meet her future husband on the weekend!
2. An indication of the future result of something: Jane’s headache was hurting her and she couldn’t breathe so her doctor prognosticated that her influenza would last for quite sometime.
3. To forecast or to predict something from present indications or signs; to prophesy: The weather forecast is prognosticated to be clear and sunny for the next few days.
4. Something that presages: When people see birds appearing at the end of winter, they are believed to prognosticate that spring is coming.
5. To predict according to present conditions or signs; to foretell: There is urban renewal that currently prognosticates a social and cultural renovation for the city.

Instead of using the verb prognosticate all the time in his essay, Jim used synonyms like "to foreshadow" and "to portend”, which made his composition more interesting.

To forecast, to predict, or to foretell what will happen.
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quadrifurcate (kwad" dri FUHR kayt) (verb), quadrifurcates; quadrifurcated; quadrifurcating
To separate into four directions, areas, or zones: It is possible that some very large rivers quadrifurcate when they separate and flow into four different channels.
quadrisulcate
Having four hoofs; such as, a quadrisulcate foot; a quadrisulcate animal.
quadruplicate (kwah DROO pli kayt", kwah DROOP li kayt") (verb), quadruplicates; quadruplicated; quadruplicating
1. To reproduce something four times or to multiply it by four: Alice used her photocopier so she could quadruplicate her job applications and have enough copies to present for her job interviews that were to take place the next day.
2. To multiply by four: Ted's supervisor told the committee that they must quadruplicate their efforts in order to complete the assignment on time.
quintuplicate
radicate (RAY dee kayt") (verb), radicates; radicated; radicating
1. To take root or to become rooted: Sharon planted the small trees deeply and firmly so they would radicate in her garden.
2. To establish firmly: Jerome was able to radicate his memory for his autobiography by keeping diaries over the years.
3. Etymology: from Latin radicare or radicari, "to take root".
ramificate (verb), ramificates; ramificated; ramificating
To branch out.
reallocate (ri AL uh kayt") (verb), reallocates; reallocated; reallocating
To decide officially that something will be used for a different purpose: James told his financial advisor that he wants to reallocate some of his profits from the stocks to buy bonds.

After the school trip was canceled because of the tornadoes, the money was reallocated to pay for the cost of a different trip at a time when things were more normal.

reciprocate (ri SIP ruh kayt") (verb), reciprocates; reciprocated; reciprocating
1. To give, to feel, to do something similar in return for what each one has done to the other one: Monica was treated very nicely by her boyfriend and so she reciprocated by giving him a hug.

Anyone who reciprocates is returning the same kind of treatment that another person has done to him or to her, whether it is good or bad.

2. To interchange; each person or group giving or doing to the other the same thing; to give, to feel, etc., in return.
3. Etymology: from Latin reciprocare "to move back" and "forth"; from re-, "backward" + pro, "forward" + -cate, "normally a verb ending".
To mutually interchange by giving and receiving the same thing to each other.
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To return something done or given by repaying it back.
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rededicate (ri DED i kayt") (verb), rededicates; rededicated; rededicating
1. To set something apart for a particular purpose again: A TV program was rededicated to the study of cats and their special relationships with people.
2. To commit one's life to achieving special objectives over and over: Doris rededicates her life everyday to provide a better understanding of vocabulary entries so more words can be comprehended by users; especially, students who fail to find such information available in most dictionaries.
reduplicate (ri DOO pluh kayt", ri DYOO pluh kayt") (verb), reduplicates; reduplicated; reduplicating
1. To repeat or to double something again: There are some words that reduplicate vowels, syllables, or words in order to create new words or linguistic elements; for example, the following words have parts that are reduplicated: "wishy-washy" and "goody-goody".

The phrase in a music composition is repeated or reduplicated quite often and the listener can usually recognize it each time.

2. To reproduce an element of a word precisely or with a small change: Monika reduplicated some linguistic elements of words to make her short story more interesting and expressive; for example, teeny-weeny, see-saw, and chitchat.
3. To make identical copies of the same thing that has been done previously: The writer of the short autobiography had the printer reduplicate his composition because more people wanted copies than he had anticipated.
relocate (ree LOH kayt") (verb), relocates; relocated; relocating
1. To move to a different place: Jerome's brother relocated from a small town to a big city in order to get a job that pays higher wages.

Because Mr. Johnson had a new job in Boston, the family had to relocate to the new city and buy a house.

2. To become established in a new area: Because his firm was relocated to the West, the Lawson family had to move to Los Angeles so the father could continue his employment with the company.