sate

1
[ seyt ]
/ seɪt /

verb (used with object), sat·ed, sat·ing.

to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.

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Origin of sate

1
1595–1605; variant of obsolete sade to satiate, Old English sadian (akin to sad), perhaps influenced by satiate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sate

sate satiate

Definition for sate (2 of 5)

sate2
[ sat, seyt ]
/ sæt, seɪt /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense and past participle of sit1.

Definition for sate (3 of 5)

sate3

or sa·tay, sa·té

[ sah-tey ]
/ sɑˈteɪ /

noun

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 sate

3
First recorded in 1930–35, sate is from the Malay word satay, sate

Definition for sate (4 of 5)

sit1
[ sit ]
/ sɪt /

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.

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Origin of sit

1
before 900; Middle English sitten, Old English sittan; cognate with Dutch zitten, German sitzen, Old Norse sitja; akin to Gothic sitan, Latin sedēre, Greek hézesthai (base hed-); cf. set, sedate, cathedral, nest

usage note for sit

See set.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sit

set sit (see usage note at set)

Definition for sate (5 of 5)

sit2
[ sit ]
/ sɪt /

verb

(in prescriptions) may it be.

Origin of sit

2
From Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for sate (1 of 4)

sate1
/ (seɪt) /

verb (tr)

to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
to supply beyond capacity or desire

Word Origin for sate

Old English sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate

British Dictionary definitions for sate (2 of 4)

sate2
/ (sæt, seɪt) /

verb

archaic a past tense and past participle of sit

British Dictionary definitions for sate (3 of 4)

SIT
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

stay in touch

British Dictionary definitions for sate (4 of 4)

sit
/ (sɪt) /

verb sits, sitting or sat (mainly intr)

Word Origin for sit

Old English sittan; related to Old Norse sitja, Gothic sitan, Old High German sizzen, Latin sedēre to sit, Sanskrit sīdati he sits
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Idioms and Phrases with sate

sit

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