A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-yoo-it, -eyt]
    • /ˈæk yu ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
    • /əkjˈuːeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-yoo-it, -eyt]
    • /ˈæk yu ɪt, -ˌeɪt/

Definitions of acuate word

  • verb acuate to sharpen 3
  • adjective acuate sharpened 3
  • adjective acuate having a sharp point 3
  • adjective acuate sharpened; pointed. 1
  • noun acuate Sharpened; sharp-pointed. 1
  • verb acuate (Obsolete (No longer in use)) VT To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken. 0

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Origin of acuate

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin acu(s) needle (cf. acicula, acute) + -ate1

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Parts of speech for Acuate


acuate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acuate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acuate

adj acuate

  • acute — An acute accent is a symbol that is placed over vowels in some languages in order to indicate how that vowel is pronounced or over one letter in a word to indicate where it is stressed. You refer to a letter with this accent as, for example, e acute. For example, there is an acute accent over the letter 'e' in the French word 'café'.
  • pointed — having a point or points: a pointed arch.
  • keen — finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor.
  • salient — prominent or conspicuous: salient traits.
  • fine — of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine.

adjective acuate

  • cutting — A cutting is a piece of writing which has been cut from a newspaper or magazine.

Antonyms for acuate

adj acuate

  • lazy — averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent.
  • ignorant — lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.
  • stupid — lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
  • unintelligent — deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.
  • aboveboard — An arrangement or deal that is aboveboard is legal and is being carried out openly and honestly. A person who is aboveboard is open and honest about what they are doing.

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