Meaning of -ATE in English

-ATE

I. noun suffix

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

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

distill ate

2.

[New Latin -atum, from Latin]

: chemical compound or complex anion derived from a (specified) compound or element

phenol ate

especially : salt or ester of an acid with a name ending in -ic and not beginning with hydro-

bor ate

II. noun suffix

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

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

vicar ate

2. : state : dominion : jurisdiction

emir ate

khan ate

III. adjective suffix

Etymology: 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

: marked by having

crani ate

IV. verb suffix

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

: act on (in a specified way)

insul ate

: cause to be modified or affected by

camphor ate

: cause to become

activ ate

: furnish with

capacit ate

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.