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From the Latin perfect passive participle suffixes of first conjugation verbs -?tus, -?ta, and -?tum. In Middle English, it was written -at.
- (in adjectives) having the specified thing
- lobate -- "having lobes"
- (in adjectives) characterized by the specified thing
- Italianate -- "characterized by Italian features"
- (in adjectives) resembling the specified thing
- palmate -- "resembling the palm"
- (in nouns) a thing characterised by the specified thing
- apostate -- "one who is characterized by dissent"
- (in nouns) a rank or office
- rabbinate -- "the office of a rabbi"
- Synonym: -cy
- (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"
- (in verbs) to act in the specified manner
- formulate -- "to act by putting (something) in a formula"
- Synonym: -ify
characterized by the specified thing
resembling the specified thing
a thing characterised by the specified thing
to act in the specified manner
- (chemistry, in nouns) -ate
Feminine plural of -ato; from Latin -?tae, feminine nominative plural of -?tus.
- Used with a suffix to form the feminine plural past participle of regular -are verbs
- Common suffix of various towns in Lombardy, that usually indicates belonging to a person or a family
From Latin -?tis (second-person plural present active indicative ending).
- Used with a stem to form the second-person plural present and imperative of regular -are verbs
- second-person plural present active imperative of -?
- vocative masculine singular of -?tus
Feminine plural of -at; from Latin -?tae, feminine nominative plural of -?tus.
-ate (masculine singular -at, feminine singular -at?, masculine plural -a?i)
- used with a stem to form the feminine plural past participle of regular -a (first conjugation) verbs. (e.g. l?sate, m?surate, etc.)