Main definitions of -ate in English

: -ate1-ate2-ate3

-ate1

Pronunciación /ət/

sufijo

  • 1Forming nouns denoting status or office.

    ‘doctorate’
    • ‘episcopate’
    1. 1.1Forming nouns denoting a state or function.
      ‘curate’
      • ‘mandate’
  • 2Forming nouns denoting a group.

    • ‘electorate’
  • 3Química
    Forming nouns denoting a salt or ester, especially of an acid with a corresponding name ending in -ic.

    ‘chlorate’
    • ‘nitrate’
  • 4Forming nouns denoting a product of a chemical process.

    ‘condensate’
    • ‘filtrate’

Origen

From Old French -at or Latin -atus, -ata, -atum.

Main definitions of -ate in English

: -ate1-ate2-ate3

-ate2

Pronunciación /ət/

sufijo

  • 1Forming adjectives and nouns such as associate, duplicate, separate.

  • 2Forming adjectives from Latin.

    • ‘caudate’

Origen

From Latin -atus, -ata, -atum.

Main definitions of -ate in English

: -ate1-ate2-ate3

-ate3

Pronunciación /eɪt/

sufijo

  • Forming verbs such as fascinate, hyphenate.

Origen

From -ate; originally forms were based on existing past participial adjectives ending in -atus, but were later extended to any Latin verb ending in -are and to French verbs ending in -er.

Pronunciación

-ate

/eɪt/