interpolate

[ in-tur-puh-leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF interpolate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTERPOLATE

While this goes on the fool does not cease to interpolate his humorless jokes.

The boy tried to interpolate a few words, to tell the news of the family.

His eye seemed to interpolate that Stephen wouldn't be there otherwise.

I think that I am warranted, in view of that late decision, in asking the committee to interpolate that word "lithograph."

"Miss Davies has not told me your name," I made bold to interpolate.

Every one of the party was eager to interpolate a word or two.

Since we do not find any number exactly equal to .7500, we must interpolate.

I'll interpolate the Speaker, and see if this, too, isn't a Breach of Privilege.

He was also told to interpolate the series with a 'blank', that is, to think of nothing at all.

What shall we think of the daring that could interpolate it!

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "to alter or enlarge (a writing) by inserting new material," from Latin interpolatus, past participle of interpolare "alter, freshen up, polish;" of writing, "falsify," from inter- "up" (see inter-) + polare, related to polire "to smoothe, polish." Sense evolved in Latin from "refurbish," to "alter appearance of," to "falsify (especially by adding new material)." Middle English had interpolen (early 15c.) in a similar sense. Related: Interpolated; interpolating.

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