Crossword clues for altercate
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Altercate \Al"ter*cate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Altercated; p. pr. & vb. n. Altercating.] [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See Alter.] To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, "to contend with words," from Latin altercatus, past participle of altercari (see altercation).
vb. (context transitive English) To argue, quarrel or wrangle with someone.
Usage examples of "altercate".
By their altercating and brooding silence, the voting body sanctioned their delegate's authority, giving tacit approval to his brutish methods.