mate - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/meɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theymate
he/she/itmates
present participlemating
past tensemated
past participlemated
  1. 1
    [intransitive] biology if one animal mates with another, or if two animals mate, they have sex
  2. 2
    [transitive] to checkmate an opponent