- in a form, style, or manner showing a (good, poor, etc.) sense of beauty, excellence, fitness, propriety, etc.
- in good taste
- pleasing to one
- so as to please one
- so that the flavor is pleasing
simmer, and season to taste
Other Word Forms of Taste
Origin of Taste
From Middle English tasten, from Old French taster from assumed Vulgar Latin *taxitāre, a new iterative of Latin taxāre (“to touch sharply"), from tangere (“to touch"). Replaced native Middle English smaken, smakien (“to taste") (from Old English smacian (“to taste")), Middle English smecchen (“to taste, smack") (from Old English smeccan (“to taste")), Middle English buriȝen (“to taste") (from Old English byrigan, birian (“to taste")).
Middle English tasten to touch, taste from Old French taster from Vulgar Latin tastāre probably alteration of Latin taxāre probably frequentative of tangere to touch tag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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