AskDefine | Define smote

Dictionary Definition

smite

Verb

1 inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
2 affect suddenly with deep feeling; "He was smitten with love for this young girl"
3 cause pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague"; "That debasement of the verbal currency that afflicts terms used in advertisement" [syn: afflict] [also: smote, smitten, smit]smote See smite

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) , /sməʊt/, /sm@Ut/
  • (US) , /smoʊt/, /smoUt/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊt

Verb

smote
  1. simple past of smite
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