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English verb: intonate

1. intonate (communication) speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone


SamplesPlease intonate with sadness.


Synonymsintone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce

2. intonate (communication) recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm


SamplesThe rabbi chanted a prayer.


Synonymscantillate, chant, intone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sing


Narrower (hyponym)singsong









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