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capacitated

verb

  1. (law)  to make legally capable or qualify in law
    Topic: law. Type of: qualify
  2. (change)  to cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg
    Type of: change
  3. (dispose)  to make capable
    Type of: qualify

Etymology summary

"capacity" + "-ate" [sense-specific].
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

American Heritage Dictionary:

capacitate | capacitated [past tense] | capacitating [present participle] | capacitates [3rd-person singular present] | capacitation [noun, related]

To render fit or make qualified; enable. | [biology] To cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes needed to penetrate and fertilize an egg. (23 of 34 words, 2 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

capacitate | capacitated [past tense] | capacitating [present participle]

[archaic] to make capable | to cause (sperm) to undergo capacitation (10 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

capacitate | capacitated [past tense] | capacitating [present participle] | capacitates [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] To make capable. | [transitive, zoology] To alter sperm to allow to fertilize eggs. (14 of 15 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

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New World Dictionary:

capacitate [rare] | capacitated | capacitating

to prepare, fit, or qualify (5 of 12 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

capacitate | capacitation [noun, derived]

to make legally competent | [rare] to make capable (8 of 248 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/capacitate

Oxford Dictionary:

capacitate | be capacitated | capacitation [derived]

[transitive, formal, archaic] : make (someone) capable of a particular action or legally competent to act in a particular way. | ("be capacitated") ... (22 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

capacitate | capacitatated [past tense] | capacitatating [present participle]

to make capable; enable. (4 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/capacitate

Encarta Dictionary:

capacitate | capacitated [past tense] | capacitating [present participle] | capacitates [3rd-person singular present] | capacitation [noun, derived]

to make somebody able, fit, or qualified to do something (formal) | to make somebody legally able to do something | to cause the coatings on a sperm ... (26 of 85 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861594606​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

capacitate | capacitated [past tense] | capacitating [present participle] | capacitates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: "capacity" + "-ate" [sense-specific].

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capacity | capacities [plural]

Origin: Middle English capacite, from Old French, from Latin capācitās, from capāx, capāc-, spacious; see "capacious".

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-ate

Origin: Ultimately from Latin -ātus, past participle suffix of verbs in -āre. | New Latin -ātum, from Latin, neuter of -ātus, past ... (20 of 26 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

capacitate | capacitated [past tense] | capacitating [present participle] | capacitates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: capacity + -ate

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/capacitate

capacity | capacities [plural]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French capacite, from Latin capacitas, from capax ("able to hold much"), from capere ("to hold, contain").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/capacity

-ate

Origin: the Latin perfect passive participle suffixes of first conjugation verbs -ātus, -āta, and -ātum.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ate

New World Dictionary:

capacitate [rare]

Origin: capacity + "-ate"

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

capacitate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "capacitate"

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the Free Dictionary:

capacitate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "capacitate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "capacitate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "capacitate" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

capacitate | capacitated [past tense] | capacitating [present participle] | capacitates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "capacitate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

capacitate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "capacitate"

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YourDictionary Audio:

capacitate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "capacitate"

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