To Qua'drate. v.n. [quadro, Lat. quadrer, Fr.] To suit; to be accommodated.
Aristotle's rules for Epick poetry, which he had drawn from his reflections upon Homer, cannot be supposed to quadrate exactly with the heroick poems, which have been made since his time; as it is plain, his rules would have been still more perfect, could he have perused the Æneid. Addison.