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Delate \De*late"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delated; p. pr. & vb. n. Delating.] [L. delatus, used as p. p. of deferre. See Tolerate, and cf. 3d Defer, Delay, v.] [Obs. or Archaic]

  1. To carry; to convey.

    Try exactly the time wherein sound is delated.

  2. To carry abroad; to spread; to make public.

    When the crime is delated or notorious.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  3. To carry or bring against, as a charge; to inform against; to accuse; to denounce.

    As men were delated, they were marked down for such a fine.
    --Bp. Burnet.

  4. To carry on; to conduct.


vb. (en-past of: delate)