Meaning of syncopate
Pronunciation: (sing'ku-pāt", sin'-), [key]
— -pat•ed, -pat•ing.
- to place (the accents) on beats that are normally unaccented.
- to treat (a passage, piece, etc.) in this way.
- to contract (a word) by omitting one or more sounds from the middle, as in reducing Gloucester to Gloster.
- syncopate (Thesaurus)