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cerebrate

cer·e·brate

cerebrate

pronunciation:
se r breIt
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: cerebrated, cerebrates, cerebrating
definition: to use the mind; think or reason about.
derivation: cerebration (n.)
Word Parts
The word cerebrate contains the following parts:
cerebr, cerebro Latin root that means brain
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).