apparate

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin apparātus

Noun[edit]

apparate (plural apparates)

  1. (obsolete) apparatus

Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin apparēre (to appear), as of a servant who appears on being summoned. A back-formation from apparition.

Verb[edit]

apparate (third-person singular simple present apparates, present participle apparating, simple past and past participle apparated)

  1. (neologism) To appear magically; to teleport to or from a place.
    • 2004, Julia Quinn, When He Was Wicked, page 105:
      "Reivers!" he bellowed. His valet appeared — or really, it seemed rather more like he apparated — in the doorway.
    • 2005, Matthew Reilly, Scarecrow, page 115:
      What had silenced her, however, was the enormous demonic object that had apparated in the air beyond the tunnel's exit.
    • 2008, P. L. Lansdon, Dreams of Dragons and Fantasies of Fairy Flight and Light: Book One:
      if it is an emergency, I will be able to apparate directly to wherever you are and help you.
    Antonym: disapparate

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

apparate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of apparare
  2. second-person plural imperative of apparare

Participle[edit]

apparate

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of apparare

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

apparāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of apparātus

References[edit]

  • apparate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • apparate in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • apparate in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934