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1-ate

noun suffix

Definition of -ATE

1
:  one acted upon (in a specified way) <distillate>
2
[New Latin -atum, from Latin] :  chemical compound or complex anion derived from a (specified) compound or element <phenolate>; especially :  salt or ester of an acid with a name ending in -ic and not beginning with hydro- <borate>

Origin of -ATE

Middle English -at, from Anglo-French, from Latin -atus, -atum, masculine & neuter of -atus, past participle ending

2-ate

noun suffix

Definition of -ATE

1
:  office :  function :  rank :  group of persons holding a (specified) office or rank or having a (specified) function <vicarate>
2
:  state :  dominion :  jurisdiction <emirate> <khanate>

Origin of -ATE

Middle English -at, from Anglo-French, from Latin -atus, from -a-, stem vowel of 1st conjunction + -tus, suffix of verbal nouns

3-ate

adjective suffix

Definition of -ATE

:  marked by having <craniate>

Origin of -ATE

Middle English -at, from Latin -atus, from past participle ending of 1st conjunction verbs, from -a-, stem vowel of 1st conjunction + -tus, past participle suffix — more at -ed

4-ate

verb suffix

Definition of -ATE

:  act on (in a specified way) <insulate> :  cause to be modified or affected by <camphorate> :  cause to become <activate> :  furnish with <capacitate>

Origin of -ATE

Middle English -aten, from Latin -atus, past participle ending

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