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 satiate (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 Lucky for us, Tatcha is kicking off its Black Friday 2021 deals extra early this year in order to satiate our virtual shopping urges well before the chaos of Black Friday weekend descends upon us. Sarah Han, Allure, 22 Nov. 2021 The noir parody features Aykroyd as a buggy character darting around town to satiate his coffee addiction. NBC News, 22 Nov. 2021 The noir parody features Aykroyd as a buggy character darting around town to satiate his coffee addiction. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 21 Nov. 2021 Houston is home to its own range of buffet restaurants, which promise to satiate anyone who wants to eat their fill. Fredrick Ochami, Chron, 5 Nov. 2021 As such, human touch must be thoughtfully woven into new healthcare experiences to satiate one’s desire for connection with others. Lee Shapiro, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 One high-end drama series per year was no longer enough to satiate their ambitions, so a new arrangement was needed. Jamie Lang, Variety, 21 Oct. 2021 Developer Playground Games retained all the geeky pit-stop action for the simulation crowd while also building a gorgeous open world laden with street races, stunt jumps, and drift courses, all designed to satiate the pure pleasure of driving. Luke Winkie, Vulture, 3 Sep. 2021 This frenzy has even trickled down to car rental companies, many of which sold off their fleets during the pandemic slowdown and are now charging high prices to those looking to satiate the seemingly innate American desire to hit the open road. Doug Gordon, The New Republic, 26 July 2021

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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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