notate vs note : Common Errors in English

About notate vs note

To notate a text is to write annotations about it. This technical term should not be used as a synonym for the simple verb “note.” It is both pretentious and incorrect to write “notate the time you arrived in your log.”

notate Meaning(s)

  • (v) put into notation, as of music or choreography

note Meaning(s)

  • (n) a brief written record
  • (n) a short personal letter
  • (n) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
  • (n) a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling
  • (n) a characteristic emotional quality
  • (n) a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
  • (n) a comment or instruction (usually added)
  • (n) high status importance owing to marked superiority
  • (n) a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
  • (v) make mention of
  • (v) notice or perceive
  • (v) observe with care or pay close attention to
  • (v) make a written note of

note in News

  1. The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, June 13, 2013

    The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Jordan Mazza and J.P. Lawrence SEXUAL ASSAULT ABC News’...        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ABC News

  2. Note threatening teacher found at high school Thursday

    A note threatening a Celina High School teacher was found Thursday morning inside a classroom at the high school.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Celina Record

  3. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 coming exclusively to AT&T

    AT&T has scored exclusive rights to carry Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 on its network, the company announced on Wednesday. AT&T did not announce pricing or a release date for the 8-inch tablet and only said that it would be available “in the coming weeks.” Samsung first debuted the Galaxy Note 8.0, which takes its design cues from Samsung’s popular Galaxy S smartphone series, at Mobile World ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

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