[Ads-l] interpretate, v.

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 29 13:29:07 EDT 2017


And "administrate".

But I disagree with Merriam-Webster on the age of this word, or at least on
the meaning of "age" here. I really, really doubt that the user was using a
word seen or heard by somebody else who learned it from somebody else,
etc., in a chain reaching back to the early 1500s. This is surely a back
formation from "interpretation", as are the other examples of "-ate" verbs
from "-ation" nouns in this thread.

Mark Mandel


On Mar 21, 2017 6:24 PM, "Joel Berson" <berson at att.net> wrote:

> Perhaps influenced by "adjudicate"?
>
> Joel
>
>
>       From: Ben Zimmer
>
> Merriam-Webster's Trend Watch is on it.
>
> https://www.merriam-webster.com/news-trend-watch/is-interpre
> tate-a-word-20170321
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 1:44 PM, David Barnhart wrote:
>
> > Heard on NPR coverage of Senate heard.something like:
> >
> > [judges] had a chance to interpretate
> >
> > What caught my ear was _interpretate_.  Isn't it _interpret_?
>
>

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