ate

Definition of ate

  1. past tense 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 and Etymology of ate

Greek Atē


First Known Use: 1583

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms


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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 and Etymology 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 and Etymology of -ate

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


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-ate

adjective suffix

Definition of -ate

  1. :  marked by having craniate

Origin and Etymology of -ate

Middle English -at, from Latin -atus, from past participle ending of 1st conjugation verbs, from -a-, stem vowel of 1st conjugation + -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 and Etymology of -ate

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


ATE Defined for Kids

ate

Definition of ate for Students

  1. past of eat


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-ate

noun suffix \ət, ˌāt\

Definition of -ate for Students

  1. :  one acted upon in such a way duplicate


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-ate

noun suffix

Definition of -ate for Students

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


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-ate

adjective suffix

Definition of -ate for Students

  1. :  marked by having vertebrate


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-ate

verb suffix \ˌāt\

Definition of -ate for Students

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

  2. 2 :  cause to become activate

  3. 3 :  furnish with aerate


Medical Dictionary

ate

Medical Definition of ate

past of eat


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