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sate

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\ˈsāt, ˈsat\

Definition of sate

  1. archaic past of sit


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sate

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verb \ˈsāt\

Definition of sate

sated

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sating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cloy with overabundance :  glut

  3. 2 :  to appease by indulging to the full sate one's thirst

Examples of sate in a Sentence

  1. The meal was more than enough to sate his hunger.

  2. The information sated their curiosity.

Origin and Etymology of sate

probably by shortening & alteration from satiate


First Known Use: 1579

Synonym Discussion of sate

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


SATE Defined for English Language Learners

sate

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Definition of sate for English Language Learners

  • : 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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