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altercate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb have a disagreement over something
    argufy; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something
WordNet

Al"ter*cate intransitive verb
Etymology
L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See Alter.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Altercated; present participle & verbal noun Altercating
Definitions
  1. The contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.

Webster 1913