- to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
- to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.
Origin of sate1
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- simple past tense and past participle of sit1.
or sa·tay, sa·té
- a Southeast Asian, especially Indonesian and Malaysian, dish of marinated, bite-size pieces of meat, skewered, barbecued, and usually served with a peanut-flavored dipping sauce.
Origin of sate3
Examples from the Web for sates
Henceforth Egyptian civilization runs an uninspired and undeveloping course till the days of the Sates and the Ptolemies.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
L.W. King and H.R. Hall
When we were gone, the ould people had more room, and they moved about on the sates we had left them.The Ned M'Keown Stories
- to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
- to supply beyond capacity or desire
- archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
Word Origin and History for sates
"to satisfy, surfeit," c.1600, alteration (by influence of Latin satiare "satiate") of Middle English saden "become satiated; satiate," from Old English sadian "to satiate, fill; be sated, get wearied," from Proto-Germanic *sadon "to satisfy, sate," from root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad (adj.)). Related: Sated; sating.