recalcitrate [ri kal′sitrāt΄]
recalcitrated, recalcitrating [L recalcitrare: see RECALCITRANT]
Rare to refuse to obey; be stubborn in opposition

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  • Recalcitrate — Re*cal ci*trate (r[ e]*k[a^]l s[i^]*tr[=a]t), v. t. To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff. [1913 Webster] The more heartily did one disdain his disdain, and recalcitrate his tricks. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recalcitrate — Re*cal ci*trate, v. i. To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express repugnance or opposition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recalcitrate — index confront (oppose), disobey, oppose, oppugn, rebel, resist (oppose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • recalcitrate — recalcitration, n. /ri kal si trayt /, v.i., recalcitrated, recalcitrating. to resist or oppose; show strong objection or repugnance. [1615 25; < L recalcitratus, ptp. of recalcitrare; see RECALCITRANT, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • recalcitrate — v. a. Oppose, kick against, be refractory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • recalcitrate — re·cal·ci·trate …   English syllables

  • recalcitrate — /rəˈkælsətreɪt/ (say ruh kalsuhtrayt) verb (i) (recalcitrated, recalcitrating) to make resistance or opposition; show strong objection or repugnance. {Latin recalcitrāt past participle stem of recalcitrāre to kick out} –recalcitration… …  

  • recalcitrate — verb show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side • Derivationally related forms: ↑recalcitrance… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Resistance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Resistance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 resistance resistance stand front oppugnation Sgm: N 1 oppugnancy oppugnancy Sgm: N 1 opposition opposition &c. 708 Sgm: N 1 renitence renitence …   English dictionary for students

  • confront — con·front /kən frənt/ vt: to face or bring face to face for the purpose of challenging esp. through cross examination the accused shall enjoy the be confront ed with the witnesses against him U.S. Constitution amend. VI… …   Law dictionary

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