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Meaning of "Irangate" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IRANGATE

Irangate  [ɪˈrɑːnˌɡeɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IRANGATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Irangate is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IRANGATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Irangate

Iran–Contra affair

The Iran–Contra affair, also referred to as Irangate,[1] Contragate[2] or the Iran–Contra scandal, was a political scandal in the United States that was uncovered by Daniel Sheehan and the Christic Institute, and became national news in November of 1986.[3][4][5][6] During the Reagan administration, senior administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo.[7] Some U.S. officials also hoped that the arms sales would secure the release of several hostages and allow U.S. intelligence agencies to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. Under the Boland Amendment, further funding of the Contras by the government had been prohibited by Congress. The scandal began as an operation to free the seven American hostages being held in Lebanon by a group with Iranian ties connected to the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. It was planned that Israel would ship weapons to Iran, and then the United States would resupply Israel and receive the Israeli payment. The Iranian recipients promised to do everything in their power to achieve the release of the U.S. hostages.

Definition of Irangate in the English dictionary

The definition of Irangate in the dictionary is a political scandal of 1986 in the United States involving the illegal sale of arms to Iran in return for the release of US hostages held there, and the use of the profits to funds Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IRANGATE


billingsgate
ˈbɪlɪŋzˌɡeɪt
circumnavigate
ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪˌɡeɪt
congregate
ˈkɒŋɡrɪˌɡeɪt
conjugate
ˈkɒndʒʊˌɡeɪt
corrugate
ˈkɒrʊˌɡeɪt
delegate
ˈdɛlɪˌɡeɪt
derogate
ˈdɛrəˌɡeɪt
ingate
ˈɪnˌɡeɪt
interrogate
ɪnˈtɛrəˌɡeɪt
investigate
ɪnˈvɛstɪˌɡeɪt
mitigate
ˈmɪtɪˌɡeɪt
navigate
ˈnævɪˌɡeɪt
obligate
ˈɒblɪˌɡeɪt
propagate
ˈprɒpəˌɡeɪt
Ramsgate
ˈræmzˌɡeɪt
segregate
ˈsɛɡrɪˌɡeɪt
subrogate
ˈsʌbrəˌɡeɪt
tailgate
ˈteɪlˌɡeɪt
Watergate
ˈwɔːtəˌɡeɪt
Wingate
ˈwɪnˌɡeɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IRANGATE

Ir.
IRA
iracund
iracundity
iracundulous
irade
Irak
Iraki
Iran
Iran-Iraq War
Iranian
Iraq
Iraqi
IRAS

WORDS THAT END LIKE IRANGATE

agate
aggregate
AND gate
climategate
elongate
exclusive OR gate
frigate
gate
Harrogate
in the aggregate
legate
liftgate
Margate
moss agate
negate
prolongate
Reigate
rugate
starting gate
surrogate

Synonyms and antonyms of Irangate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Irangate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IRANGATE

Find out the translation of Irangate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Irangate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Irangate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

伊朗门
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Irangate
570 millions of speakers

English

Irangate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Irangate
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ايران غيت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ирангейта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Irangate
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Irangate
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Irangate
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Irangate
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Irangate
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Irangate
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이란 게이트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Irangate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Irangate
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Irangate
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Irangate
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Irangate
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Irangate
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Irangate
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ірангейт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Irangate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Irangate
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Irangate
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Irangate
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Irangate
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Irangate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IRANGATE»

The term «Irangate» is normally little used and occupies the 116.204 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IRANGATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Irangate

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IRANGATE»

Discover the use of Irangate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Irangate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Honored and Betrayed: Irangate, Covert Affairs, and the ...
The author recounts his life, military career, experiences in Vietnam, and role in the Iran-Contra Affair
Richard Secord, Jay Wurts, 1992
2
Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations
The scandal to be known as “Irangate” had begun. Late in November 1986, President Reagan admitted that for 18 months secret diplomacy had helped free U.S. hostages and had involved a deal that provided small amounts of arms to the ...
R. C. S. Trahair, 2013
3
The Iran-Iraq War: Chaos in a Vacuum
the approach, intimating that Baghdad had been the initiator; with that, Baghdad backed out of the deal permanently.54 Thus Israel viewed Irangate as a way of aggrandizing itself at the Iraqis' expense. And this was the motivation for joining ...
Stephen C. Pelletiere, 1992
4
Strategic Intelligence
These deals were part of what was later known as Irangate—half of the Iran- contra affair revealed in 1986. In the mid-1980s, Schwimmer played a key role in persuading the U.S. administration itself to sell arms to Iran. Through a secret ...
Loch K. Johnson, 2006
5
Middle East Contemporary Survey, 1987
Seeking to exploit American discomfiture over the Irangate scandal, Moscow stepped up its efforts to convene an international conference to settle the Arab- Israeli conflict and, in the process, expanded its contacts with Israel. In addition, after ...
Itamar Rabinovich, Haim Shaked, 1989
6
Survey of Jewish Affairs, 1988
3. Israel. and. Irangate. ZEEV. SCHIFF. Until the fall of the Shah and the rise to power of Ayatollah Khomeini, Israel and Iran had been maintaining close and special strategic ties for many years. Despite the Shah's periodic criticism of Israel, ...
William Frankel, Antony Lerman, 1989
7
The United States and the Middle East: A Search for New ...
Congress willingly shifted attention in the Irangate hearings to Central America. By November 1986 the Reagan administration had failed to achieve one of its main foreign policy goals. The president could not bring down the Sandinistas in  ...
Hooshang Amirahmadi, 1993
8
Power, Providence, and Personality: Biblical Insight Into ...
From Samuel to Irangate My pondering about this convergence of providence, power, and personality in artistic rendering has been done in the midst of the " Irangate" or Iran-contra scandal and Senate hearings regarding the sale of arms to ...
Walter Brueggemann, 1990
9
The Jewish Imagination: Discourses on Contemporary Jewish Life
Irangate,. the. Law,. and. the. Jew. THOMAS FULLER PUT it well in 1732 when he said, "Be you ever so high, the law is above you," and meant thereby that good intentions, no matter how agreeable or positive, can never take the place of  ...
Basil Herring, 1989
10
After Khomeini: The Iranian Second Republic
In addition, Ayatollah Khomeini's tacit endorsement of the government line during the Irangate affair effectively meant the isolation of Montazeri in executive circles, and particularly in policy matters affecting the state, hardly a solid foundation ...
Anoushiravan Ehteshami, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IRANGATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Irangate is used in the context of the following news items.
1
A lesson on portmanteaus
Merriam-Webster says it is usually a “political scandal often involving the concealment of wrongdoing [Irangate].” How many of you remember ... «Columbia Journalism Review, Jul 15»
2
The Stacks: A DEA Agent at War with the War on Drugs
“But if the conduct of the drug war is ever investigated, Watergate and Irangate will look like midgets. One day it'll happen. Like Peter Kelly, a ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
3
Ted Kennedy, SCOTUS Supervillain
But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Irangate, reach into the muck of Watergate and impose his reactionary vision of the ... «American Thinker, Jul 15»
4
A Family Reunion With 6 Million Cousins
“But if the conduct of the drug war is ever investigated, Watergate and Irangate will look like midgets. One day it'll happen. Like Peter Kelly, a ... «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
5
Hilarious US Politics: What We Now Know?
The famous gates – Watergate, Irangate, the WMD in Iraq or, it may be named, WIraqD (weapon for Iraq-destruction), the ballot paper-case ... «Kasmir Monitor, Jun 15»
6
Cannes kicks off: stars walk the red carpet at start of the 2015 film …
... at least two Grannygates, Hobnobgate, Irangate, Iraqgate, Irisgate (it is compulsory for stories about this to be headlined "And here's to you, ... «The Guardian, May 15»
7
The imam's 'fatwa' guiding Iran's policies
US arms shipments to Tehran did not stop until the Irangate scandal rocked the Reagan administration in 1986. All communication between ... «Peninsula On-line, May 15»
8
Introducing HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge
“But if the conduct of the drug war is ever investigated, Watergate and Irangate will look like midgets. One day it'll happen. Like Peter Kelly, a ... «Daily Beast, May 15»
9
What you don't know about the United States – Iran agreements
Mr. Rohani had studied constitutional law in Scotland, and was the first Iranian to be contacted by Israël and the United States during Irangate. «Voltaire Network, Apr 15»
10
Thus Spoke Bibi
Well after the revolution, Israel supplied Iran with arms in order to fight against Saddam Hussein's Iraq (the famous Irangate affair). And if one ... «MWC News, Mar 15»

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