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Definition of -ate suffix from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  1. 1(in adjectives) full of or having the quality of passionate Italianate
  2. 2(in verbs) to give the thing or quality mentioned to hyphenate activate
  3. 3(in nouns) the status or function of a doctorate
  4. 4(in nouns) a group with the status or function of the electorate
  5. 5(chemistry) (in nouns) a salt formed by the action of a particular acid sulphate
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: -ate

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