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ate

Definition of ate

  1. past of eat




Ate

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noun \ˈä-tē, ˈā-(ˌ)tē; ˈä-ˌtā\

Definition of Ate

  1. :  a Greek goddess personifying foolhardy and ruinous impulse



Origin of ate

Greek Atē


First Known Use: 1583

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Rhymes with ate


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-ate

noun suffix

Definition of -ate

  1. 1 :  one acted upon (in a specified way) <distillate>

  2. 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


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-ate

noun suffix

Definition of -ate

  1. 1 :  office :  function :  rank :  group of persons holding a (specified) office or rank or having a (specified) function <vicarate>

  2. 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


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-ate

adjective suffix

Definition of -ate

  1. :  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


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-ate

verb suffix

Definition of -ate

  1. :  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



ATE Defined for Kids

ate

Definition of ate

  1. past of eat




1

-ate

noun suffix \ət, ˌāt\

Definition of -ate

  1. :  one acted upon in such a way <duplicate>




2

-ate

noun suffix

Definition of -ate

  1. :  office :  rank :  group of persons holding such an office or rank




3

-ate

adjective suffix

Definition of -ate

  1. :  marked by having <vertebrate>




4

-ate

verb suffix \ˌāt\

Definition of -ate

  1. 1 :  cause to be changed or affected by <pollinate>

  2. 2 :  cause to become <activate>

  3. 3 :  furnish with <aerate>




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ate

Medical Definition of ate

    past of eat




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