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-ate
See also: ate, até, atè, atê, atë, and åte

English

Etymology

From the Latin perfect passive participle suffixes of first conjugation verbs -?tus, -?ta, and -?tum. In Middle English, it was written -at.

Suffix

-ate

  1. (in adjectives) having the specified thing
    lobate -- "having lobes"
  2. (in adjectives) characterized by the specified thing
    Italianate -- "characterized by Italian features"
  3. (in adjectives) resembling the specified thing
    palmate -- "resembling the palm"
  4. (in nouns) a thing characterised by the specified thing
    apostate -- "one who is characterized by dissent"
  5. (in nouns) a rank or office
    rabbinate -- "the office of a rabbi"
    Synonym: -cy
  6. (chemistry, in nouns) a derivative of a specified element or compound; especially a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ic
    acetate -- "a salt or ester of acetic acid"
  7. (in verbs) to act in the specified manner
    formulate -- "to act by putting (something) in a formula"
    Synonym: -ify

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French

Pronunciation

Suffix

-ate

  1. (chemistry, in nouns) -ate

Italian

Etymology 1

Feminine plural of -ato; from Latin -?tae, feminine nominative plural of -?tus.

Suffix

-ate

  1. Used with a suffix to form the feminine plural past participle of regular -are verbs
  2. Common suffix of various towns in Lombardy, that usually indicates belonging to a person or a family

Etymology 2

From Latin -?tis (second-person plural present active indicative ending).

Suffix

-ate

  1. Used with a stem to form the second-person plural present and imperative of regular -are verbs

Latin

Pronunciation

Suffix

-?te

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of -?
  2. vocative masculine singular of -?tus

Romanian

Etymology

Feminine plural of -at; from Latin -?tae, feminine nominative plural of -?tus.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-ate (masculine singular -at, feminine singular -at?, masculine plural -a?i)

  1. used with a stem to form the feminine plural past participle of regular -a (first conjugation) verbs. (e.g. l?sate, m?surate, etc.)

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