Kindly tell me that how can i differentiate that, the suffix 'ate' is either the integral part of the word or a suffix attached. Kindly tell me with Examples and i also share some examples with you and Please let me correct that i am right or not.
Activ-ate (here ate is a suffix)
accelerate (here ate is a suffix)
elucidate (here ate is integral part of the word)
exaggerate (here ate is integral part or a suffix not confirmed)
I'd call all these suffixes. They have a meaning "to make" (and a few other meanings:
Originally Posted by somiya
-ate | Define -ate at Dictionary.com
'ate' is not a suffix in: date, mate, plate, state, interstate.
It is a suffix in: irate (made ireful), punctate (made to a point), etc.
Thank you very much Mr. Raymott. it is really very helpfull for me in making my assignment of lexical studies, as, i am the student of MA English.
once again thanks alot.
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