4 letter words ending in ate
-ate () As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed; as, situate or situated; animate or animated.
-ate () As the ending of a verb, it means to make, to cause, to act, etc.; as, to propitiate (to make propitious); to animate (to give life to).
-ate () As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate.
-ate () In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end -ic (excepting binary or halogen acids); as, sulphate from sulphuric acid, nitrate from nitric acid, etc. It is also used in the case of certain basic salts.
Bate (n.) Strife; contention.
Bate (v. t.) To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
Bate (v. t.) To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
Bate (v. t.) To leave out; to except.
Bate (v. t.) To remove.
Bate (v. t.) To deprive of.
Bate (v. i.) To remit or retrench a part; -- with of.
Bate (v. i.) To waste away.
Bate (v. t.) To attack; to bait.
Bate () imp. of Bite.
Bate (v. i.) To flutter as a hawk; to bait.
Bate (n.) See 2d Bath.
Bate (n.) An alka
Bate (v. t.) To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.
Cate (n.) Food. [Obs.] See Cates.
Date (n.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.
Date (n.) That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin. etc.
Date (n.) The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle.
Date (n.) Assigned end; conclusion.
Date (n.) Given or assigned length of life; dyration.
Date (v. t.) To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter.
Date (v. t.) To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids.
Date (v. i.) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from.
Fate (n.) A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.
Fate (n.) Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.
Fate (n.) The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.
Fate (n.) The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcaewho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.
Gate (n.) A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.
Gate (n.) An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.
Gate (n.) A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
Gate (n.) The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
Gate (n.) In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
Gate (n.) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
Gate (n.) The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
Gate (v. t.) To supply with a gate.
Gate (v. t.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
Gate (n.) A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate).
Gate (n.) Manner; gait.
Hate (n.) To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy.
Hate (n.) To be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a substantive clause with that; as, to hate to get into debt; to hate that anything should be wasted.
Hate (n.) To love less, relatively.
Hate (v.) Strong aversion coupled with desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; as exercised toward things, intense dislike; hatred; detestation; -- opposed to love.
Kate (n.) The brambling finch.
Late (v.) Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring.
Late (v.) Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life.
Late (v.) Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; lately deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.
Late (v.) Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence.
Late (v.) Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher.
Late (a.) After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; -- opposed to early.
Late (a.) Not long ago; lately.
Late (a.) Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night.
Mate (n.) The Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (Ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odor, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America.
Mate (n.) Same as Checkmate.
Mate (a.) See 2d Mat.
Mate (v. t.) To confuse; to confound.
Mate (v. t.) To checkmate.
Mate (n.) One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.
Mate (n.) Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.
Mate (n.) A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
Mate (n.) An officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain. If there are more than one bearing the title, they are called, respectively, first mate, second mate, third mate, etc. In the navy, a subordinate officer or assistant; as, master's mate; surgeon's mate.
Mate (v. t.) To match; to marry.
Mate (v. t.) To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
Mate (v. i.) To be or become a mate or mates, especially in sexual companionship; as, some birds mate for life; this bird will not mate with that one.
Pate (a.) See Patte.
Pate (n.) A pie. See Patty.
Pate (n.) A kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place.
Pate (n.) The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head.
Pate (n.) The skin of a calf's head.
Rate (v. t. & i.) To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
Rate (n.) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
Rate (n.) That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank; proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ratio of the interest to the principal, per annum.
Rate (n.) Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
Rate (n.) A tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use, according to its income or value; esp., in England, a local tax; as, parish rates; town rates.
Rate (n.) Order; arrangement.
Rate (n.) Ratification; approval.
Rate (n.) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
Rate (n.) The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
Rate (n.) The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
Rate (v. t.) To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
Rate (v. t.) To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
Rate (v. t.) To settle the relative scale, rank, position, amount, value, or quality of; as, to rate a ship; to rate a seaman; to rate a pension.
Rate (v. t.) To ratify.
Rate (v. i.) To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the
Rate (v. i.) To make an estimate.
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