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sate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sate

  1. 1 to fill with food to capacity I sated myself with an array of diet-busting offerings from the dessert table Synonyms of sate cram, glut, gorge, stuff, surfeitWords Related to sate gobble, gormandize, pig out; gulp, guzzle; cloy, fill; banquet, feast, regaleNear Antonyms of sate diet, fast

  2. 2 to put a complete end to (a physical need or desire) a huge meal that should have sated everyone's hunger Synonyms of sate assuage, quench, satisfy, satiate, slakeWords Related to sate cater (to), gratify, humor, indulge; alleviate, lighten, relieve; cloy, saturate, surfeitNear Antonyms of sate arouse, excite, pique, stimulate; tantalize, tease

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


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