AskDefine | Define intonate

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

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  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, intonare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, intonare#Italian|intonare

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