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BLATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does blate mean? 

BLATE (adjective)
  The adjective BLATE has 1 sense:

1. disposed to avoid notice

  Familiarity information: BLATE used as an adjective is very rare.


BLATE (verb)
  The verb BLATE has 1 sense:

1. cry plaintively

  Familiarity information: BLATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Disposed to avoid notice

Synonyms:

blate; bashful

Context example:

they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it

Similar:

backward ((used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature)

Domain region:

Scotland (one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts)


BLATE (verb)


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Meaning:

Cry plaintively

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

baa; blat; blate; bleat

Context example:

The lambs were bleating

Hypernyms (to "blate" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

You can hear animals blate in the meadows
The meadows blate with animals


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