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Definition of slate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slate
    he / she / it slates
    past simple slated
    -ing form slating
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  1. 1[usually passive] to plan that something will happen at a particular time in the future slate something for something The next conference is slated for July. The houses were first slated for demolition five years ago. slate something to do something The new store is slated to open in spring.
  2. 2[usually passive] (informal) to suggest or choose someone for a job, position, etc. slate somebody for something I was told that I was being slated for promotion. slate somebody to do something He is slated to play the lead in the new musical.
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