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part of speech: suffix
definition 1: a suffix that means to become or cause to become or have.
To activate something is to make it become active.
definition 2: a suffix that means "to act upon" or "treat with."
To vaccinate is to treat with a vaccine.
definition 3: a suffix that means "having" or "showing."
An affectionate person is someone who shows affection.
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word eight (the number)? Ate and eight sound alike but have different meanings.