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Definition of the verb capacitate

What does capacitate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: capacitated | capacitating | capacitates

  1. make legally capable or qualify in law
  2. cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  3. make capable
    • example: This instruction capacitates us to understand the problem
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: dispose / qualify = make fit or prepared

Alternative definition of the verb capacitate


  1. [transitive] To make capable.
  2. [transitive, zoology] To alter sperm to allow to fertilize eggs.

Specialised definition of the verb capacitate

Glossary of sports

to make someone able, fit or qualified to do something (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: formal

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for capacitate

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

To CAPACITATE, v. a. To make capable; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Fit, adapt, capacitate, equip, prepare, empower, make tit, make suitable, make capable. 2. Modify, limit, restrict, restrain, narrow. 3* Soften, abate, diminish, mitigate, ease, assuage, moderate, temper, reduce. 4. Regulate, vary ...

Google previewThe Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences (1988)

Acta of the International Dante Symposium, 13–16 Nov. 1983, Hunter College, New York by Giuseppe C. Di Scipio, Aldo Scaglione

esse superbius, tam temporis ocupatione, quam capacitate sententiae, constructionis et vocabulorum ...hoc est quad querebamus (De Vulg. Eloq. II, v, 3; 8).5 Here Dante speaks specifically both about the dimension of time occupied or ...

Google previewDiamond Gem English Dictionary

by Dr. Baljit Singh

capacitate v.t. make able or capable. capacitor n. an electric device having large capacitance. capacity n. ability to contain; state; power of grasping.

Google previewCapricon Rhyming Dictionary (1986)

(aid to Rhyme) by Bessie G. Redfield

Nea- ITAN politan, puritan, Samaritan see AN* Annuitant, concomitant, exorbitant, ITANT habitant, inhabitant, irritant, militant, see visitant ANT* Agitate, cogitate, felicitate, grayi- ITATE tate, gurgitate, hesitate, imitate, in- see capacitate, irritate, ...

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

empower, strengthen, authorize, qualify, allow, sanction, make capable, capacitate, invigorate ant.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

prepare, fit, ready, capacitate, empower, condition, equip, adapt, train. 2 limit, restrict, lessen, soften, moderate, temper, mitigate, restrain, modify. 3 describe ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy (2003)

by Roger Ariew

Rivetum de capacitate ingenii muliebris ad scientias. Paris, 1638. . Dissertatio logica de ingenii muliebris ad doctrinam et meliores litteras aptitudine, cui accedunt epistolae aliquot ...

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Video shows what capacitate means. To make capable.. To alter sperm to allow to fertilize eggs.. Capacitate Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

Scrabble value of C3A1P3A1C3I1T1A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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