ate

Part of speech:

Imp. of EAT, v.

Part of speech:

Forming adjectives; as, desolate.

Part of speech:

Forming verbs; as, assassinate.

Part of speech:

Forming nouns denoting office, etc.; as, magistrate; also, in chemistry, denoting salts formed from acids whose names end in - ic; as, nitrate.

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Usage examples "ate":

  1. So we all ate, and were warm and comfortable. - "When Buffalo Ran", George Bird Grinnell.
  2. She ate the food? - "Aylwin", Theodore Watts-Dunton.
  3. He seated himself to wait while Spotted Deer ate. - "Spotted Deer", Elmer Gregor.