Meaning of -ATE in English

-ATE

suffix

1.

(in adjectives) full of or having the quality of :

passionate

Italianate

2.

(in verbs) to give the thing or quality mentioned to :

hyphenate

activate

3.

(in nouns) the status or function of :

a doctorate

4.

(in nouns) a group with the status or function of :

the electorate

5.

( chemistry ) (in nouns) a salt formed by the action of a particular acid :

sulphate

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.