Skip to main content
Select Source:

dissimilate

dis·sim·i·late / diˈsiməˌlāt/ • v. [tr.] Linguistics change (a sound in a word) in order to be unlike the sounds near it: in “pilgrim,” from Latin “peregrinus,” the first “r” is dissimilated to “l.” ∎  [intr.] (of a sound) undergo such a change: the first “r” dissimilates to “l.” DERIVATIVES: dis·sim·i·la·tion / -ˌsiməˈlāshən/ n. dis·sim·i·la·to·ry / -ləˌtôrē/ adj.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"dissimilate." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"dissimilate." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 17, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dissimilate-0

"dissimilate." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved August 17, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dissimilate-0

dissimilate

dissimilate •circumvallate • bedplate • template •breastplate • nameplate • faceplate •chelate • fishplate • sibilate • jubilate •flagellate • legislate • invigilate •assimilate, dissimilate •depilate, epilate •fibrillate •correlate, intercorrelate •vacillate • tessellate • oscillate •cantillate •hyperventilate, ventilate •titillate • scintillate • constellate •mutilate • oblate • hotplate •electroplate • bookplate • footplate •congratulate •confabulate, tabulate •ambulate, circumambulate, perambulate •adulate • coagulate •strangulate, triangulate •ejaculate •calculate, miscalculate •emasculate • granulate • encapsulate •regulate • speculate • emulate •infibulate • acidulate •articulate, gesticulate, matriculate •simulate, stimulate •manipulate, stipulate •insulate • capitulate •discombobulate • modulate •flocculate, inoculate •osculate •copulate, populate •expostulate, postulate •ovulate • formulate • ululate •accumulate, cumulate •undulate • pustulate • circulate •lanceolate •annihilate, violate •number plate • fingerplate • escalate •percolate • immolate •crenellate (US crenelate) •extrapolate • copperplate •interpellate, interpolate •desolate • insufflate • isolate •apostolate • contemplate

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"dissimilate." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"dissimilate." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 17, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dissimilate

"dissimilate." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved August 17, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dissimilate