sate

\ ˈsāt How to pronounce sate (audio) , ˈsat \

Definition of sate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic past tense of sit

sate

verb
\ ˈsāt How to pronounce sate (audio) \
sated; sating

Definition of sate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to cloy with overabundance : glut
2 : to appease by indulging to the full sate one's thirst

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Synonyms for sate

Synonyms: Verb

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Verb

satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, gorge mean to fill to repletion. satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire. years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel readers were sated with sensationalistic stories surfeit implies a nauseating repletion. surfeited themselves with junk food cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting. sentimental pictures that cloy after a while pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite. a life of leisure eventually begins to pall glut implies excess in feeding or supplying. a market glutted with diet books gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking. gorged themselves with chocolate

Examples of sate in a Sentence

Verb The meal was more than enough to sate his hunger. The information sated their curiosity.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Even before the pandemic corralled Americans onto their couches to binge and consume a steady churn of content, producer Amy Baer knew the entertainment industry was missing an opportunity to sate viewers. Los Angeles Times, "Hollywood has overlooked the 50-plus audience. Producer Amy Baer aims to change that," 5 Apr. 2021 To sate both the domestic and export market’s appetite, the U.S. will kill about 9 billion chickens every year. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, "Banning Chicken Cages Won’t Make Eggs Humane," 23 Mar. 2021 In the same way that cell phone apps are designed to be addictive and resemble the psychological mechanisms that draw people to slot machines, new games designed to look like 8-bit or 16-bit games are created to sate your appetite for nostalgia. Anne Mccarthy, Wired, "Why Retro-Looking Games Get So Much Love," 21 Mar. 2021 Fast-food burgers and fries didn’t quite sate his cravings. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Gideon George’s path from Nigeria to BYU crossed two continents, stepping through two worlds," 27 Feb. 2021 The architecture of the prison, a mysterious hook and the horde of inmates loom menacingly before Roman, demanding a tale to sate their hunger for story, ritual and potentially, blood. Katie Walsh, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Jungle prison-set ‘Night of the Kings’ unleashes layers of legend, lore and the power of storytelling," 23 Feb. 2021 Right on cue, companies have been eager to sate our warm-and-fuzzy cravings with offers of softer clothes, deeper sleep, and products designed to create a cozier home. Rachel Feltman And Jordan Blok, Popular Science, "The 10 most exceptional personal care products from 2020," 4 Dec. 2020 Right on cue, companies have been eager to sate our warm-and-fuzzy cravings with offers of softer clothes, deeper sleep, and products designed to create a cozier home. Rachel Feltman And Jordan Blok, Popular Science, "The 10 most exceptional personal care products from 2020," 4 Dec. 2020 Right on cue, companies have been eager to sate our warm-and-fuzzy cravings with offers of softer clothes, deeper sleep, and products designed to create a cozier home. Rachel Feltman And Jordan Blok, Popular Science, "The 10 most exceptional personal care products from 2020," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of sate

Verb

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for sate

Verb

probably by shortening & alteration from satiate

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“Sate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sate. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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sate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sate

formal
: to fill (someone) with food so that no more is wanted
: to end (something, such as hunger or curiosity) by providing everything that is required or wanted

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