how to pronounce ate


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the above transcription of ate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

ate is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… matter to grow which nutrients ate the …”

meanings of ate


  1. Past participle of eat.
  2. Simple past tense of eat.

ate frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word ate occurs in english on average 50 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ate can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to ate


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