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3 definitions found
 for interpolate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interpolate \In*ter"po*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Interpolated; p. pr. & vb. n. Interpolating.] [L.
     interpolatus, p. p. of interpolare to form anew, to
     interpolate, fr. interpolus, interpolis, falsified, vamped
     up, polished up; inter between + polire to polish. See
     Polish, v. t.]
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     1. To renew; to carry on with intermission. [Obs.]
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              Motion . . . partly continued and unintermitted, . .
              . partly interpolated and interrupted. --Sir M.
                                                    Hale.
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     2. To alter or corrupt by the insertion of new or foreign
        matter; especially, to change, as a book or text, by the
        insertion of matter that is new, or foreign to the purpose
        of the author.
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              How strangely Ignatius is mangled and interpolated,
              you may see by the vast difference of all copies and
              editions.                             --Bp. Barlow.
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              The Athenians were put in possession of Salamis by
              another law, which was cited by Solon, or, as some
              think, interpolated by him for that purpose. --Pope.
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     3. (Math.) To fill up intermediate terms of, as of a series,
        according to the law of the series; to introduce, as a
        number or quantity, in a partial series, according to the
        law of that part of the series; to estimate a value at a
        point intermediate between points of knwon value. Compare
        extrapolate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  interpolate
      v 1: estimate the value of [syn: interpolate, extrapolate]
      2: insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby [syn:
         interpolate, alter, falsify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "interpolate":
     add, admit, annex, append, drag in, edge in, enter, fill in,
     foist in, fudge in, implant in, inject in, insert, insert in,
     insinuate, insinuate in, intercalate, interjaculate, interject,
     interlope, interpose, intervene, introduce in, intrude, lug in,
     put between, run in, sandwich, smuggle in, squeeze in, superadd,
     throw in, thrust in, wedge in, work in, worm in
  
  

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