Meaning of -ATE in English

-ATE

I. ə̇t, ˌāt, usu -d.+V noun suffix

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English -at, from Old French, from Latin -atus (nominative singular masculine), -atum (nominative singular neuter), from -atus, past participle ending of 1st conjunction verbs

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

advoc ate

leg ate

centrifug ate

duplic ate

mand ate

vulcaniz ate

2.

[New Latin -atum, from Latin, neuter of -atus ]

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

alcohol ate

ferr ate

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

acet ate

carbon ate

— compare stock system

II. noun suffix

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English -at, from Old French, from Latin -atus, from -atus, past participle ending of 1st conjunction verbs

: office : function : rank : state : group of persons holding a (specified) office or rank, having a (specified) function, or being in a (specified) state

episcop ate

pontific ate

professor ate

rabbin ate

III. adjective suffix

Etymology: Middle English -at, from Latin -atus, past participle ending of 1st conjunction verbs, from -a- (thematic vowel of 1st conjunction) + -tus, past participle ending — more at -ed

1. : acted upon (in a specified way) : brought into or being in a (specified) state

consumm ate

degener ate

inanim ate

Italian ate

temper ate

2. : characterized by having

branchi ate

chord ate

foli ate

IV. |āt, usu |ād.+V verb suffix

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English -aten, from Latin -atus, past participle ending of 1st conjunction verbs

: to act (in a specified way)

negoti ate

pontific ate

: act upon (in a specified way)

assassin ate

vener ate

: cause to be modified or affected by

camphor ate

hyphen ate

pollin ate

: cause to become

activ ate

domestic ate

fraction ate

: furnish with

capacit ate

substanti ate

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.