ambiguate

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Stem of ambiguous (Latin ambiguus) +‎ -ate.

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ambiguate (third-person singular simple present ambiguates, present participle ambiguating, simple past and past participle ambiguated)

  1. (transitive) To make more ambiguous.
    • 1993, Thomas N. Corns, The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell
      Marvell is as careful here to ambiguate the nature of his poem's speaker as he was in presenting the 'forward youth' of the 'Horatian Ode'.
    • 2013, Jean Kirsch, ‎Murray Stein, How and Why We Still Read Jung: Personal and professional reflections
      To ambiguate Jung means to read his texts as ambiguous, even when the statements they contain appear superficially unambiguous.
    • 2016, Richard Gilmore, Searching for Wisdom in Movies
      Immediately then Socrates will give counterexamples to this definition, ambiguating the definition. Laches will define courage as standing firm in battle. Socrates will ask about whether a person can be courageous in sickness, in business, []

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ambiguate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of ambiguare
  2. second-person plural imperative of ambiguare
  3. feminine singular of the past participle of ambiguare