-ate (to do)

(Latin: a suffix; to do, to make, to cause, or to act upon; to do something with)

amalgamate (verb), amalgamates; amalgamated; amalgamating
1. To combine two or more organizations or things into one unified whole, or to take the form of one unified whole: The two airlines amalgamated into one company.
2. To blend with another metal; to alloy a metal with mercury, or to be alloyed with mercury: Silver must be amalgamated with a harder material in order to make durable jewelry.
3. Etymology: from 1660, in Boyle's New Experiments, verb use of earlier (1642-1647) participle amalgamate, perhaps it was borrowed from Medieval Latin amalgamatus, past participle of amalgamare, "to mix, to blend".

Originally, amalgamate was a mixing of an alloy or metal with mercury; however, now it usually means "to combine a number of elements into a whole"; such as, when two company boards vote to amalgamate their firms into one organization.

annihilate (verb), annihilates; annihilated; annihilating
1. To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
2. To connect or join together; to combine.
3. To connect in the mind or imagination.
4. To connect one thing with another in the mind.
5. To spend time together with someone.
6. To be involved with someone or something in a personal or professional capacity.
captivate (verb), captivates; captivated; captivating
1. To gain and to hold the attention of others by being extremely interesting, exciting, fascinating, or attractive: The textbook about biology has been captivating students in the teacher's class for years.

The singer captivated the audience with her beauty and wonderful songs.

The actress captivates the audience with her looks, voice, and dramatic flair.

2. Etymology: from Latin captivus, "caught, taken prisoner"; from captus, capere, "to take, to hold, to seize".
Any salt of chloric acid.