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.

Nearby words

  1. satanophobia,
  2. satay,
  3. satb,
  4. satchel,
  5. satcom,
  6. sated,
  7. sateen,
  8. satellite,
  9. satellite abscess,
  10. satellite broadcasting

Origin of sate

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

Can be confusedsate satiate

sate

2
[ sat, seyt ]
/ sæt, seɪt /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense and past participle of sit1.

sate

3

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

sit

1
[ 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.

Verb Phrases

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

Can be confusedset sit (see usage note at set)

Usage note

See set.

sit

2
[ sit ]
/ sɪt /

verb

(in prescriptions) may it be.

Origin of sit

2
From Latin

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British Dictionary definitions for sate

sate

1
/ (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

verb

archaic a past tense and past participle of sit

SIT

/ text messaging /

abbreviation for

stay in touch

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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Word Origin and History for sate
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Idioms and Phrases with sate

sit

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

also see:

  • at a sitting
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