Syncopate definitions

sĭng'kə-pāt', sĭn'-
To shorten (a word) by syncope.
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To modify (rhythm) by syncopation.
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To shorten (a word) by syncope.
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To shift (the regular accent) as by beginning a tone on an unaccented beat and continuing it through the next accented beat, or on the last half of a beat and continuing it through the first half of the following beat.
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To use such shifted accents in (a musical composition, passage, rhythmic pattern, etc.)
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(linguistics) To omit a sound or a letter from a word; to use syncope.
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(music) To stress or accentuate the weak beat of a rhythm; to use syncopation.
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Origin of syncopate

From Medieval Latin syncopātus, past particple of syncopō, from Late Latin syncopa, from Ancient Greek σύν (syn, “with") + κόπτω (kopto, “cut")