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By back-formation from inchoate.


choate (comparative more choate, superlative most choate)

  1. Complete, fully formed.
    • 1988 [Routledge], Anthony O'Hear, The Element of Fire: Science, Art and the Human World, 2014, Taylor & Francis (Routledge Revivals), page 119,
      The abandonment of style in art is less likely to lead to an authentic expression of one's actual feelings than to a self-dramatising display of adolescent brutality, in which one screams because, deprived of the stylistic means to express anything more choate, or articulated, one simply expresses that.
    • 1994 July 25, Jack Winter, “How I met my wife”, in The New Yorker:
      The conversation become more and more choate, and we spoke at length to much avail.
    • 1996, Orrin N. C. Wang, Fantastic Modernity: Dialectical Readings in Romanticism and Theory, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000, Paperback, page 180,
      Unlike this particular image of Emerson's, however, Bloom's visions are more particularized and more choate in the grimness of his tone.
    • 2017, Aaron W. Hughes, Shared Identities: Medieval and Modern Imaginings of Judeo-Islam, Oxford University Press, page 144,
      They used Islam—though admittedly much more inchoate in the seventh century than in the twelfth–to give definition to Judaism, again one more choate in the twelfth century than in the seventh.