notate vs note :

notate or note

If you say "Notate the date for the event", I will note the error in it. Use notate if you are referring to notations like music, ballet, choreography etc. If you are not using a special notation, you are most likely noting and not notating.

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Definitions

  • v  put into notation, as of music or choreography; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized"
    Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet

  • n  a brief written record
    he made a note of the appointment
  • n  a short personal letter
  • n  a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
    the singer held the note too long
  • n  a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling
    there was a note of uncertainty in his voice
  • n  a characteristic emotional quality
    it ended on a sour note
    there was a note of gaiety in her manner
    he detected a note of sarcasm
  • n  a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
    he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes
  • n  a comment or instruction (usually added)
    his notes were appended at the end of the article
  • n  high status importance owing to marked superiority
  • n  a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
    I had to co-sign his note at the bank
  • v  make mention of
    They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
  • v  notice or perceive
    She noted that someone was following her
  • v  observe with care or pay close attention to
    Take note of this chemical reaction
  • v  make a written note of
    she noted everything the teacher said that morning
News & Articles


  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - The Celina Record
  • Farewell note found on body of California gunman who killed five
    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A three-page farewell note was found on the body of a California gunman who shot five people to death last week in Santa Monica, apologizing for killing his father and brother, who were among those slain, police said on Thursday. Police also revealed that the assault-style rifle carried by John Zawahri, 23, whose rampage last Friday ended when he was shot ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - The Celina Record