Synonyms & Antonyms of satiate

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having one's appetite completely satisfied
  • a couple of satiate dinner guests had ensconced themselves on the living room sofa

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Synonyms & Antonyms of satiate (Entry 2 of 2)

to put a complete end to (a physical need or desire)
  • a long drink of water at last satiated my thirst

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How is the word satiate different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of satiate are cloy, glut, gorge, pall, sate, and surfeit. While all these words 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

When would cloy be a good substitute for satiate?

While the synonyms cloy and satiate are close in meaning, cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting.

sentimental pictures that cloy after a while

When is glut a more appropriate choice than satiate?

While in some cases nearly identical to satiate, glut implies excess in feeding or supplying.

a market glutted with diet books

When might gorge be a better fit than satiate?

The meanings of gorge and satiate largely overlap; however, gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking.

gorged themselves with chocolate

Where would pall be a reasonable alternative to satiate?

Although the words pall and satiate have much in common, pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite.

a life of leisure eventually begins to pall

When could surfeit be used to replace satiate?

The synonyms surfeit and satiate are sometimes interchangeable, but surfeit implies a nauseating repletion.

surfeited themselves with junk food

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“Satiate.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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