Dismay vs Amate - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between dismay and amate

is that dismay is a sudden or complete loss of courage and firmness in the face of trouble or danger; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation while amate is paper produced from the bark of adult ficus trees.

As verbs the difference between dismay and amate

is that dismay is to disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive of firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify while amate is (label) to dishearten, dismay or amate can be (obsolete) to be a mate to; to match.

dismay

English

Noun

(-)
  • A sudden or complete loss of courage and firmness in the face of trouble or danger; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
  • Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive of firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
  • * Bible, Josh. i. 9
  • Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed .
  • * Fairfax
  • What words be these? What fears do you dismay ?
  • To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
  • * Spenser
  • Do not dismay yourself for this.
  • To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
  • * 1592 , , III. iii. 1:
  • Dismay not, princes, at this accident,

    amate

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) papel .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Paper produced from the bark of adult Ficus trees.
  • An art form based on Mexican bark painting from the Otomi culture.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) amater, amatir.

    Verb

    (amat)
  • (label) To dishearten, dismay.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • The Silures, to amate the new general, rumoured the overthrow greater than was true.
  • * , I.i:
  • Shall I accuse the hidden cruell fate, / And mightie causes wrought in heauen aboue, / Or the blind God, that doth me thus amate , / For hoped loue to winne me certaine hate?
  • * 1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), XI, xii:
  • Upon the walls the pagans old and young / Stood hush'd and still, amated and amazed.
  • * , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.230:
  • For the last, he will be much amazed, he will be much amated .
  • * c.1815 , (John Keats), "To Chatterton":
  • Thou didst die / A half-blown flow'ret which cold blasts amate .

    Etymology 3

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    Verb

    (amat)
  • (obsolete) To be a mate to; to match.
  • (Spenser)

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