sa·​tiate | \ ˈsā-sh(ē-)ət How to pronounce satiate (audio) \

Definition of satiate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: filled to satiety


sa·​ti·​ate | \ ˈsā-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce satiate (audio) \
satiated; satiating

Definition of satiate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to satisfy (a need, a desire, etc.) fully or to excess

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satiation \ ˌsā-​shē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce satiation (audio) , ˌsā-​sē-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for satiate

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 satiate in a Sentence

Adjective a couple of satiate dinner guests had ensconced themselves on the living room sofa Verb a long drink of water at last satiated my thirst
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Some in the music industry say that Saudi Arabia's push into entertainment may also be intended to satiate restless youth starving for diversion. Alexei Barrionuevo, Billboard, "Can Saudi Arabia Become the Middle East's Live Music Superpower?," 19 Dec. 2019 This hardly matters in Europe, where enough larvae still drift in from Sargasso to satiate the appetite of devotees. The Economist, "The mysterious life and times of eels," 18 Dec. 2019 But the anger of the resistance fighter can never be satiated anyway. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Is Impeachment Backfiring on the Democrats?," 26 Nov. 2019 The lively kitchen, service staff’s energy and south-of the-equator cuisine creates supreme dining that is satiating and entertaining too. Dwight Brown, Essence, "Essence Eats: Feast on Toronto’s Multicultural Cuisine," 20 Dec. 2019 Our Star Wars special edition has enough to satiate even the most rabid of fans. Tyler Aquilina,, "The Rise of Skywalker," 9 Dec. 2019 As a result, those who are unable to satiate their hunger suffer and struggle on an ongoing basis., "Letters: Busing isn’t the answer to Howard schools’ disparity problem; and more from readers," 17 Sep. 2019 Rather than trying to correct course after a checkered history with female characters, Marvel’s filmmakers throw them together for one scene meant to satiate viewers longing for more. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "In Frozen 2, Elsa Finally Gets to Wear the Pants. But Is a Wardrobe Change Enough?," 26 Nov. 2019 Appetite for mega IPOs is likely to be satiated by Alibaba’s Hong Kong listing and that of Saudi Aramco over the next few months. Tim Culpan | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Tencent Should Be Split Up," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of satiate


15th century, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satiate


Latin satiatus, past participle of satiare, from satis enough — more at sad

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“Satiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of satiate

formal : to satisfy (a need, desire, etc.) fully

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