• WordNet 3.6
    • v palatalize pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Palatalize (Phon) To modify, as the tones of the voice, by means of the palate;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palatalize To make palatal; change from a guttural to a palatal pronunciation.
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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.”
  • Seneca
    “The pleasures of the palate deal with us like the Egyptian thieves, who strangle those whom they embrace.”
  • William Mcilvanney
    William Mcilvanney
    “Good lies need a leavening of truth to make them palatable.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Taken in any context, except seriously, life on earth is palatable and positively enjoyable.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.”


In literature:

It sounds as if the speaker had lost his palate.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
The pleasures of the palate are among the last gratifications of the senses allowed them.
"Over the Teacups" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
It's what I call a book to browse on just suit your palate.
"The Patrician" by John Galsworthy
The writer, with the fatuous presumption that was demanded of him by his readers, had concocted a romance suited to their palates.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
He could be coarse enough to suit even the President's palate, and Ratcliffe was not behindhand.
"Democracy An American Novel" by Henry Adams
All I had to do was to send a hard-tipped bullet crashing through the palate to the brain behind.
"The Ivory Child" by H. Rider Haggard
And then a dash of romance was not wanting to make these stories palatable.
"Framley Parsonage" by Anthony Trollope
Must we have a good understanding with one another's palates?
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Romanticism always makes truth more palatable.
"Garrison's Finish" by W. B. M. Ferguson
We drink our wines with other men's palates, and look at our pictures with other men's eyes.
"The Last Chronicle of Barset" by Anthony Trollope
And therefore salt doth not only make meat but drink palatable.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
It was declared to be sound and palatable; you know what you are drinking.
"The Golden House" by Charles Dudley Warner
It is too rank and pungent for the modern taste; it soon cloys upon the palate.
"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers" by John Burroughs
Sundaes pleasant to the palate and disastrous to all but youthful digestions were ordered.
"The Portygee" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
This drink is quite grateful to the palate.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
The palate surprises in our store were few.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
They dry it and prepare it in a rude way suited to their unsophisticated palates.
"Equatorial America" by Maturin M. Ballou
The pleasures of the palate, I confess, assumed an exaggerated importance.
"Caught by the Turks" by Francis Yeats-Brown
But, at the same time, it is indisputable that 99.9% of men and women in the world eat merely to please the palate.
"A Guide to Health" by Mahatma Gandhi
The bread was very palatable, and the potato elements in it prevented its getting stale rapidly.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner

In poetry:

Look it's the third shadow
On our imagined walk
Unexpected abyss
Between our words
Hoofs clattering
Below the vaults of our palates
"Far Within Us #2" by Vasko Popa
Palate, the hutch of tasty lust,
Desire not to be rinsed with wine:
The can must be so sweet, the crust
So fresh that come in fasts divine!
"The Habit Of Perfection" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Wou'd you your writings to some Palates fit
Purged all you verses from the sin of wit
For authors now are so conceited grown
They praise no works but what are like their own.
"Couplets on Wit" by Alexander Pope
With these are cherries mellow to the stone;
Into such ripeness bath the summer nursed them,
The velvet pressure of the tongue alone
Against the palate were enough to burst them.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
Come, rest your Head if Earth rotative seems
And close your Lids from these o'er wakeful Gleams -
Although your Palate cringe you shall not shrink
Within the Kitchen of the House of Dreams.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
By nerves about our palate placed,
She likewise judges of the taste;
Else (dismal thought!) our warlike men
Might drink thick Port for fine Champaign,
And our ill-judging wives and daughters, Mistake small-beer for citron-waters.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto I." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Pasta side dishes are pleasing to most palates.
And we thought we owed Julia Child a word of thanks for bringing creme brulee and champagne to American palates.
In Cromwell , Thai Food to Tease the Palate.
These days, college students have gourmet palates and a growing interest in preparing their own food.
Peru, South America's palate pleaser par excellence.
Now that I'm sporting a Beard award, my my home-schooled palate and I are fielding way more dinner invitations.
Crunchy, chewy, buttery, salty, and sweet, these addictive treats satisfy every corner of your palate.
Lunchboxes will make even the most pretentious palate receptive to a domestic beer.
Medtronic's Pillar Palatal Implant System, which stiffens the soft palate with the goal of reducing snoring , has been approved for expanded use.
Miguel & Valentino ice creams from Spain offer rich rewards for those with an adventurous palate.
It's crisp but mouth-filling on the palate with pear and toast flavors.
That does more than please your palate.
Many toxic plants are able to withstand the stress of overgrazing better than more palatable forage plants.
In the short amount of time this neighborhood restaurant has been open, Trento has been turning heads and catching the attention of palates across the city.
Locals prefer Turkish coffee without sugar, but first-timers often prefer to add sugar to make its powerful flavor a bit more palatable.

In science:

We find this possibility to be the least palatable.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
We tried to keep our exposition at a level palatable for the nonspecialist who wishes to gain an overall but not superficial understanding of the issue.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Hence, classically there are still causal paths connecting the observer to the singularity. A more palatable option is that these metrics only show up in a finite region of spacetime, and are patched to exterior metrics without CTCs, as in .
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
The Subset Collection Axiom has a more palatable formulation (equivalent to it relative to the other axioms), called Fullness (see ).
A Unified Approach to Algebraic Set Theory
There is some similarity between PFSDT/PCSFT theory and the differential space theory of Wiener and Siegel , which was made more palatable for physicists by Bohm and Bub (WSBB, – ).
Detection model based on representation of quantum particles by classical random fields: Born's rule and beyond
The methodology aims at being palatable to developers who are not fluent in formal techniques but are comfortable with writing simple specifications.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
While fostering rigor and accuracy in specifications, MBC is still palatable to practitioners because its notation is part of the programming language.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
We also demonstrated that the effort required to write the strong specifications was moderate thanks to the methodology that is practical and palatable to professionals not fluent in formal techniques.
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
None of these possibilities are very palatable, nor particularly credible.
Wide Field Spectroscopy and the Universe
If you don’t find this sort of anthropic explanation palatable, consider the following fable.
Theories of the Cosmological Constant
If the above reasoning and computations are correct, one confronts a set of alternatives, none of which are very palatable (for a survey see e.g.
The Quantum Physics of Black Holes: Results from String Theory
Our contributions are twofold: First, some may find our direct proof via trial functions more palatable than arguments relying on considerable machinery.
The essential spectrum of Schrodinger, Jacobi, and CMV operators