a) One who excites contentions and quarrels; an instigator.
b) A plant, Jasminum fruticans.

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  • Makebate — Make bate , n. [Make, v. + bate a quarrel.] One who excites contentions and quarrels. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • makebate — noun Etymology: 1make + obsolete bate strife Date: 1529 archaic one that excites contention and quarrels …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • makebate — /mayk bayt /, n. Archaic. a person who causes contention or discord. [1520 30; MAKE1 + bate contention, discord (ME, deriv. of baten to fight, strive; see BATE2)] * * * …   Universalium

  • makebate — make·bate …   English syllables

  • makebate — ˈmākˌbāt noun ( s) Etymology: make (I) + obsolete bate strife, discord, from Middle English, from baten to contend, argue, beat the wings more at bate archaic : one that excites contentions and quarrels …   Useful english dictionary

  • Promoter — Pro*mot er, n. 1. One who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the preliminary steps in, a scheme for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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