Ate meaning

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The definition of ate is to have eaten.

A person who just consumed a burger and fries is an example of someone who ate.

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The goddess of criminal rashness and consequent punishment.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) The goddess personifying criminal folly or reckless ambition in human beings, which brings on punishment by Nemesis.
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Forming adjectives roughly equivalent to corresponding past participles ending in -ed.

Animate (animated), determinate (determined)

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Simple past tense of eat.
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An office, function, agent, official, or group of officials.

Episcopate, potentate, directorate.

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The land, territory, or dominion of (a person or office)

Priorate, sultanate.

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A person or thing that is the object of (an action)

Legate, mandate.

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A suffix used to form the name of a salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in –ic, such as acetate, a salt or ester of acetic acid. Such salts or esters have one oxygen atom more than corresponding salts or esters with names ending in –ite. For example, a sulfate is a salt of sulfuric acid and contains the group SO4 , while a sulfite contains SO3 .
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(Automated Test Equipment) Machines that test electronic systems, primarily chips. See EDA.
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The definition of ate as a suffix is to indicate the salt of an acid, or is used to show offices, functions, institutions or leaders.

An example of ate used to form the name of an acid's salt is in the word nitrate.

An example of ate used as a suffix is in the word "senate," which means the collection of senators.

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To act upon in a specified manner.

Acidulate.

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A derivative of a specified chemical compound or element.

Aluminate.

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A salt or ester of a specified acid whose name ends in -ic:

Acetate.

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Origin of ate

  • New Latin -ātum from Latin neuter of -ātus past participle suff. of verbs in -āre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ultimately from Latin -ātus past participle suff. of verbs in -āre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Greek Ātē personification of ātē fault, error

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition