There are 3 definitions of -ate in English:

-ate1

Pronunciation: /ət, eɪt/

suffix

  • Forming nouns:
  • 1Denoting status or office: doctorate episcopate
  • 1.1Denoting a state or function: curate mandate
  • 2Denoting a group: electorate
  • 3 Chemistry Denoting a salt or ester, especially of an acid with a corresponding name ending in -ic: chlorate nitrate
  • 4Denoting a product of a chemical process: condensate filtrate

Origin

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

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There are 3 definitions of -ate in English:

-ate2

Pronunciation: /ət, eɪt/

suffix

  • 1Forming adjectives and nouns such as associate, duplicate, separate.
  • 2Forming adjectives from Latin: caudate

Origin

from Latin -atus, -ata, -atum.

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-ate3

suffix

  • Forming verbs such as fascinate, hyphenate.

Origin

from -ate2; 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.

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