prejudicate

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin praeiūdicātus, past participle of praeiūdicō (pre-judge). Doublet of prejudge.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹiːˈdʒuːdɪkət/

Adjective[edit]

prejudicate (comparative more prejudicate, superlative most prejudicate)

  1. (obsolete) Prejudiced, biased. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.7:
      their works will be embraced by most that understand them, and their reasons enforce belief even from prejudicate Readers.
  2. Preconceived (of an opinion, idea etc.); formed before the event. [from 16th c.]
    • Jeremy Taylor
      ignorance and prejudicate opinions

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹiːˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt/

Verb[edit]

prejudicate (third-person singular simple present prejudicates, present participle prejudicating, simple past and past participle prejudicated)

  1. (transitive, now rare) To determine beforehand, especially rashly; to prejudge. [from 16th c.]
    • c. 1605, William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, First Folio 1623:
      the Florentine will moue vs / For speedie ayde: wherein our deerest friend / Preiudicates the businesse, and would seeme / To haue vs make deniall.