What does altercate mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term altercate:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate(verb)

    have a disagreement over something

    "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"


  1. altercate(Verb)

    To argue, quarrel or wrangle with someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Altercate(verb)

    to contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle

  2. Origin: [L. altercatus, p. p. of altercare, altercari, fr. alter another. See Alter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Altercate

    al′tėr-kāt, v.i. to dispute or wrangle.—n. Altercā′tion, contention: controversy.—adj. Altercā′tive. [L. altercāri, -catus, to bandy words from one to the other (alter).]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of altercate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of altercate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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