[Ads-l] Word: ovate

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 19 13:01:21 UTC 2015

ovate: back formation from ovation, apparently; the urban dictionary
entry is ten years old. Perhaps the hands should be cupped to form an
ovoid shape while clapping.

Source:  Variety
Title: Matthew McConaughey Sticks Up for Gus Van Sant's 'Sea of Trees' in Cannes
Author: Nick Vivarelli
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Asked about the negative reaction, McConaughey went a bit deadpan and
simply spouted: "Anyone has any right to either boo or ovate."
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A verb meaning to clap and cheer prividing ovation of course.
Stop stop, don't ovate...it's not over!
by Jamie May 27, 2004
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