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Definition of pattern verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pattern
    he / she / it patterns
    past simple patterned
    -ing form patterning
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  1. 1pattern something to form a regular arrangement of lines or shapes on something Frost patterned the window. a landscape patterned by vineyards
  2. 2pattern something (technology) to cause a particular type of behavior to develop Adult behavior is often patterned by childhood experiences.
  3. Phrasal Verbspattern something after something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pattern