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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To give an archaic quality or character to; make archaic.
  • intransitive v. To use archaisms, as in prose, to suggest the past.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To give an archaic quality or character to; make archaic, to suggest the past.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make appear archaic or antique.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To use or imitate what is archaic; imitate an olden style; especially, to make use of archaisms in speech.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give an archaic appearance of character to

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