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Meaning of "polite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POLITE

From Latin polītus polished.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POLITE

polite  [pəˈlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POLITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Polite is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES POLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of polite in the English dictionary

The first definition of polite in the dictionary is showing regard for others, in manners, speech, behaviour, etc; courteous. Other definition of polite is cultivated or refined. Polite is also elegant or polished.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POLITE


alight
əˈlaɪt
daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
delight
dɪˈlaɪt
enlight
ɪnˈlaɪt
flight
flaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
impolite
ˌɪmpəˈlaɪt
light
laɪt
lite
laɪt
mislight
ˌmɪsˈlaɪt
overlight
ˌəʊvəˈlaɪt
relight
riːˈlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
slight
slaɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
superlight
ˌsuːpərˈlaɪt
superpolite
ˌsuːpərpəˈlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt
ultralight
ˈʌltrəˈlaɪt
undelight
ˌʌndɪˈlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POLITE

polite company
polite society
politely
politeness
politesse
Politian
politic
political
political action committee
political asylum
political commissar
political convention
political correctness
political economy
political football
political geography
political incorrectness
political party
political prisoner

WORDS THAT END LIKE POLITE

actinolite
aerolite
amphibolite
antimetabolite
chrysolite
cosmopolite
cryolite
elite
indicolite
iolite
lepidolite
metabolite
microlite
oolite
ophiolite
rhyolite
scapolite
sepiolite
theodolite
tremolite
zeolite

Synonyms and antonyms of polite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POLITE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «polite» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of polite

Translation of «polite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POLITE

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

Translator English - Chinese

有礼貌的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cortés
570 millions of speakers

English

polite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विनम्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُؤَدَّب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вежливый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

educado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পলিটব্যুরোর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poli
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Politburo
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

höflich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

丁寧な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정중한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Politburo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lịch sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொலிட்பீரோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॉलिट ब्यूरो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

komünist parti yönetim kurulu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cortese
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grzeczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ввічливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

politicos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευγενικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beleefd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

artig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

høflig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of polite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POLITE»

The term «polite» is very widely used and occupies the 16.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POLITE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «polite» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «polite» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «POLITE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word polite.
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Lemon Andersen
I talk to my kids about my mother's energy and how she would have loved them. I talk about how kind and polite my father was. So that they have some kind of remembrance that even though my parents died from their addictions and so that they know they were genuine in how they were.
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Aubrey Beardsley
No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
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Octavia E. Butler
I took classes taught by an elderly woman who wrote children's stories. She was polite about the science fiction and fantasy that I kept handing in, but she finally asked in exasperation, 'Can't you write anything normal?'
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Gerald Chertavian
I've never been afraid to make a polite ask to someone.
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Daniel Clowes
I tend to be the type who is overly polite and sort of ingratiating to other people.
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Roy Cohn
I don't write polite letters. I don't like to plea-bargain. I like to fight.
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Samuel R. Delany
My family trained me to be polite to people I had just met, and that included strangers. You speak when you're spoken to. You look people in the eye when they address you and when you address them back.
8
Lou Doillon
My mother is old-fashioned; she raised us like girls from a 19th-century book. My sisters and I are known for being the most polite girls in France. My mother wanted us to be like royalty: never ever will you be caught being rude, or superficial or being a star or whatever.
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Joel Edgerton
I grew up being taught, 'Do unto others as they would do unto you.' I would get scolded for not being polite.
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Alice Englert
There is something about the South that accepts the supernatural. If you don't accept it and you're having a conversation with someone who does, it's just one of those polite things where you don't question their belief in ghosts. You just go, 'Oh, yeah, okay.' It's amazing to be able to have conversations like that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POLITE»

Discover the use of polite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to polite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Be Polite and Kind
This book helps kids understand the importance of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies (“please,” “thank you,” “excuse me”), and respecting the feelings of others.
Cheri J. Meiners, 2003
2
What Happens When People Stop Being Polite: An Essay from ...
Originally collected in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television, this essay is about The Real World.
Chuck Klosterman, 2010
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Polite Lies: On being a Woman Caught Between Cultures
Twelve essays by a Japanese-American writer about being caught between past and present, old country and new.
Kyoko Mori, 2011
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Polite Protesters: The American Peace Movement of the 1980s
Polite Protesters blends a unique personal perspective with his professional ability to assess the importance, and, long-lasting effect of the American peace movement of the 1980s and to present it in a cogent and compelling manner.
John Lofland, 1993
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Being Polite to Hitler: A Novel
Robb Forman Dew intricately weaves together personal and family life into a richly wrought tapestry of the country in the 1950s and beyond. Being Polite to Hitler is a moving, frank, and surprising portrait of post-World War II America.
Robb Forman Dew, 2011
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Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America
By examining their various 'texts'?conversations, letters, newspapers, and privately circulated manuscripts?David Shields reconstructs the discourse of civility that flourished in and further shaped elite society in British America.
David S. Shields, 1997
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Polite landscapes: gardens and society in eighteenth-century ...
But this narrow view wasn't necessarily shared by contemporaries, and Tom Williamson in this thought-provoking book reveals that the aristocracy and gentry, who paid for these private landscapes and lived in them, were motivated by more ...
Tom Williamson, 1995
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Polite Protest: The Political Economy of Race in ...
These methods of "polite protest" set Indianapolis apart from many Northern cities. Richard B. Pierce looks at how the black community worked to alter the political and social culture of Indianapolis.
Richard B. Pierce, 2005
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Madeline Says Merci: The Always Be Polite Book
Madeline, Miss Clavel, Pepito, and friends introduce basic manners.
‎2001
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I Am Polite
Being polite is showing that you care about other people's feelings. When you are polite you are nice to other people.
Angela Leeper, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term polite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch Britain's most polite armed robber calmly ask 'would you open …
A shop worker was left stunned after a knife-wielding raider calmly said 'please' and 'thank you' while carrying out an armed robbery at a petrol ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Trading Shots: When people stop being polite, and start being 'work …
In this week's Trading Shots, retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss the UFC's firing ... «MMAjunkie.com, Jul 15»
3
The Polite Pause
Photos by Chris Hartlove | Nurse Manager Brandon Buckingham leads a team huddle at the whiteboard. Below, a gentle knock before entering. «Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine, Jul 15»
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Keeping Calm and Polite Mohnish Behl Reacted on Tweetizens
Have you ever seen those people for whom the life is nothing but a play ground wherein the battle is always won by those people only, either ... «Justbollywood, Jul 15»
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Kaali-peeli cabbies to give AC rides, be polite
MUMBAI: Facing a threat from private taxi aggregators like Ola and Uber, the kaali-peelis are going all out to market their services. In a meeting ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Ardani 25 dance gala review – from polite virtuosity to riotously …
In between times, Marcelino Sambé, Tomas Mock and Donald Thom, all from the Royal Ballet, perform with polite virtuosity, often in canon. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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7 polite tips for Ross Mirkarimi to fix his future
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi at the news conference about new police body cameras in City Hall San Francisco, Calif., Thursday April ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Polite Company
Advocate photo by ROBIN MILLER -- Aileen Hendricks, left, as Detective Daisy Doright grills suspects about the murder of Penelope Polite, ... «The Advocate, Jul 15»
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POLITE BUT TIGHTLIPPED | Del Rosario, Chinese envoy Zhao …
China's Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua greets Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario during the DFA Eid'ul Fitr celebration ... «InterAksyon, Jul 15»
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Males are polite to each other when gaming but abuse females …
They found that men were usually polite to one another, regardless of whether they won or lost the game. Male players who were good at the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Polite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/polite>. Aug 2019 ».
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