Definition of assonate in English:

assonate

intransitive verb

[no object]
  • (of a word or line) have a sound, especially a vowel sound, that corresponds to another.

    ‘the device recurs in stanza III, using fail to assonate with rain’
    • ‘all the lines rhyme or assonate’
    • ‘the assonating phrase sweet sleep’

Pronunciation

assonate

/ˈasəˌnāt/ /ˈæsəˌneɪt/

Origin

Early 17th century from Latin assonatus, past participle of assonare (see assonance).