verb (used with object), sat·ed, sat·ing.
Origin of sate1
Synonyms for sate
or sa·tay, sa·té
Origin of sate3
verb (used without object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten; sit·ting.
verb (used with object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten; sit·ting.
- to take a seat.
- to descend to a sitting position; alight.
- to take up a position, as to encamp or besiege: The military forces sat down at the approaches to the city.
- to attend or take part as a visitor or temporary participant: to sit in at a bridge game; to sit in for the band's regular pianist.
- to take part in a sit-in.
- to inquire into or deliberate over: A coroner's jury was called to sit on the case.
- Informal.to suppress; silence: They sat on the bad news as long as they could.
- Informal.to check or rebuke; squelch: I'll sit on him if he tries to interrupt me.
- to stay to the end of: Though bored, we sat out the play.
- to surpass in endurance: He sat out his tormentors.
- to keep one's seat during (a dance, competition, etc.); fail to participate in: We sat out all the Latin-American numbers.
- to rise from a supine to a sitting position.
- to delay the hour of retiring beyond the usual time.
- to sit upright; hold oneself erect.
- Informal.to become interested or astonished: We all sat up when the holiday was announced.
Origin of sit1
Synonyms for sit
Origin of sit2
Examples from the Web for sate
Contemporary Examples of sate
If Kentucky gets by Kansas State, I think Wichita Sate can get bounced in the second round.ESPN’s Bracket Champion Shares His March Madness Secrets
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Why wait a week to watch another episode when there are 108 more available and you can sate your hunger by just clicking away?‘House of Cards’: Should You Binge-Watch Netflix’s Political Drama?
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Historical Examples of sate
Than an other, that sate at souper with them, asked this Charles, how longe he had dwelled there.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
There he sate, swaying his long stick, now talking to this horse, and now to that cow.Stories of Comedy
The day was declining, and Ernst and Elise sate in one of the parlour windows.The Home
I sate by him about twenty minutes, and was then ordered away.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
We saw him approach, he entered, drew a chair, and sate down.The Vicar of Wakefield
Word Origin for sate
verb sits, sitting or sat (mainly intr)
- to wait patiently; bide one's time
- to maintain one's position, stand, or opinion firmly
Word Origin for sit
"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.
Old English sittan "to occupy a seat, be seated, sit down, seat oneself; remain, continue; settle, encamp, occupy; lie in wait; besiege" (class V strong verb; past tense sæt, past participle seten), from Proto-Germanic *setjan (cf. Old Saxon sittian, Old Norse sitja, Danish sidde, Old Frisian sitta, Middle Dutch sitten, Dutch zitten, Old High German sizzan, German sitzen, Gothic sitan), from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
With past tense sat, formerly also set, now restricted to dialect, and sate, now archaic; and past participle sat, formerly sitten. In reference to a legislative assembly, from 1510s. Meaning "to baby-sit" is recorded from 1966.
To sit back "be inactive" is from 1943. To sit on one's hands was originally "to withhold applause" (1926); later, "to do nothing" (1959). To sit around "be idle, do nothing" is 1915, American English. To sit out "not take part" is from 1650s. Sitting pretty is from 1916.
In addition to the idioms beginning with sit
- sit at one's feet
- sit back
- sit bolt upright
- sit by
- sit down
- sit in
- sit on
- sit on one's hands
- sit out
- sit pretty
- sit through
- sit tight
- sit up
- sit well with
- at a sitting