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ate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishateate /et, eΙͺt $ eΙͺt/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š EATthe past tense of eat
Related topics: Chemistry
-ate-ate /Ι™t, eΙͺt/ suffix πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [in adjectives]XX full of or showing a particular quality πŸ”Š affectionate (=showing love)2 [in verbs]XX to make something have a particular quality πŸ”Š activate (=make something start working) πŸ”Š regulate (=control something or make it regular)3 [in nouns]XX a group of people with particular duties πŸ”Š the electorate (=voters)4 [in nouns]XX the job, rank, or degree of a particular type of person πŸ”Š She was awarded her doctorate (=PhD).5 [in nouns]HC a chemical salt formed from a particular acid πŸ”Š phosphate β€”-ately /Ι™tli/ [in adverbs] πŸ”Š fortunately
Examples from the Corpus
-ateβ€’ a doctorateβ€’ to activateβ€’ to regulateβ€’ very affectionate
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