Verb apocopate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


apocopate (third-person singular simple present apocopates, present participle apocopating, simple past and past participle apocopated)

  1. (linguistics) To shorten using apocope; to remove the final sound or syllable.
  2. (linguistics, intransitive) To undergo apocope.

More definition: shorten by apocope.

1. (transitive) to omit the final sound or sounds of (a word) Derived Formsapocopation, nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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