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 for intonate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intonate \In"to*nate\, v. i. [L. intonatus, p. p. of intonare to
     thunder, resound.]
     To thunder. [Obs.] --Bailey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intonate \In"to*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Intonated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Intonating.] [See Intone.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Mus.) To sound the tones of the musical scale; to
        practice the sol-fa.
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     2. To modulate the voice in a musical, sonorous, and measured
        manner, as in reading the liturgy; to intone.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intonate \In"to*nate\, v. t.
     To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant; as, to
     intonate the liturgy.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  intonate
      v 1: speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a
           particular tone; "please intonate with sadness" [syn:
           intonate, intone]
      2: recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm;
         "The rabbi chanted a prayer" [syn: chant, intone,
         intonate, cantillate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "intonate":
     anthem, ballad, carol, chant, chirp, chirrup, choir, chorus, croon,
     descant, do-re-mi, hum, hymn, inflect, intone, lilt, minstrel,
     modulate, pipe, psalm, quaver, roulade, serenade, shake, sing,
     sing in chorus, sol-fa, solmizate, tremolo, trill, troll, tweedle,
     tweedledee, twit, twitter, vocalize, warble, whistle, yodel
  
  

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