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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.


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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