sa·​tiate | \ˈsā-sh(ē-)ət \

Definition of satiate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: filled to satiety


sa·​ti·​ate | \ˈsā-shē-ˌāt \
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 , ˌsā-​sē-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for satiate

Synonyms: Adjective

full, replete, sated, satiated, stuffed, surfeited

Synonyms: Verb

assuage, quench, sate, satisfy, slake

Antonyms: Adjective

empty, famished, hungry, starved, starving

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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


a couple of satiate dinner guests had ensconced themselves on the living room sofa


a long drink of water at last satiated my thirst

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But recent casting news, and the fact that Greta Gerwig has been announced as the film's director, should satiate people who love Louisa May Alcott's classic story. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Greta Gerwig's Little Women: Everything You Need to Know," 26 Aug. 2018 Em's balanced attack of humor and bars was enough to satiate his rabid fanbase. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Eminem Brings His Army of Soldiers to Help Him Close Out Governors Ball With a Bang," 4 June 2018 We won’t be satiated until movies like Girls Trip are no longer consider outlier projects. Shammara Lawrence, Teen Vogue, "“I Feel Pretty” Works as a Comedy, but Falls Short in Breaking Beauty Standards," 20 Apr. 2018 Those born with a Taurus moon are satiated by cozy environments, delicious meals, and expressions of luxury. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Moon Sign Reveals About Your Emotional Personality," 23 Apr. 2018 If the heating, cooling, and cooking devices don't satiate your hunger for table tech, the circuitry can be customized to include wireless charging modules, Wi-Fi base stations, and touch-control panels. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "A Smart Dining Table To Keep Food Warm And Drinks Cold," 19 Apr. 2016 An increase in appetite and food cravings is one way the brain tries to satiate this need., "7 simple steps for staying in shape this summer," 24 May 2018 Big Little Lies isn't slated to return until 2019, but never fear: HBO has a new show starring Amy Adams that will satiate your appetite until then. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Amy Adams' New HBO Show Looks Like a Creepy Mix of 'Big Little Lies' and 'Gone Girl'," 23 Apr. 2018 The independent exploration and production company has focused on satiating the desires of Wall Street for much of the past two years dating back to the oil bust with programs to increase dividend payouts to investors and to reduce corporate debt. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "ConocoPhillips boosts share repurchasing by another $1 billion," 12 July 2018

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

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