Definition of altercate in English:

altercate

verb

[NO OBJECT]archaic
  • Dispute or argue noisily and publicly.

    • ‘The lace barely covers her upper leg as the female mages continue to altercate with her that it must be shorter.’
    • ‘Not satisfied with the elected councilors squabbling among themselves they altercate like belligerent magpies over over who gets to peck the bottletop, and lick the cream of the milk.’
    • ‘First Sohail played a reckless stroke against Venkatesh Prasad - perhaps due to a rush of blood after altercating with him.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin altercat- wrangled, from altercari.

Pronunciation

altercate

/ˈɒltəkeɪt//ˈɔːltəkeɪt/