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interpolate

in·ter·po·late

interpolate

 
pronunciation:
ihn tuhr p leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: interpolated, interpolates, interpolating
definition 1: to insert (an additional or extraneous element) between things or parts.
The screenwriter interpolated a new scene into the script that made the relationship between the main characters more clear.
similar words:
introduce
definition 2: to insert (a phrase, sentence, remark, or the like) into a text or conversation.
When he paused for a moment in his tirade, I ventured to interpolate a question.The editor mistakenly interpolated a word into the sentence, and it had the effect of changing the author's meaning entirely.
similar words:
interject
definition 3: to change (a text) by introducing new material, esp. when the material is misleading, false, or unauthorized.
The author was furious that her article had been interpolated.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make insertions, additions, or alterations.
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derivations: interpolative (adj.), interpolater (n.)
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