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Ate (ā´tē), in Greek mythology, personification of the rash temper that leads men to folly and misfortune. She was the daughter of Zeus, who, angered by her mischief, cast her from Olympus. In Greek tragedy she was an avenger of evil deeds and thus was similar to Nemesis and the Furies.

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ate / āt/ • past of eat.

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ATE • abbr. automated test equipment.

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ATE Amusement Trades Exhibition
• Automatic Telephone and Electric Company
• Electronics automatic test equipment

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Ate infatuation, rashness; personified by the Greeks as a destructive goddess.