sate

1
[seyt]
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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
Can be confusedsate satiate

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sate

2
[sat, seyt]
verb Archaic.
  1. simple past tense and past participle of sit1.

sate

3

or sa·tay, sa·té

[sah-tey]
noun
  1. 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
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Related Words for sates

satiate, gratify, surfeit, glut, stuff, gorge, cloy, overfill, satisfy

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British Dictionary definitions for sates

sate

1
verb (tr)
  1. to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
  2. to supply beyond capacity or desire

Word Origin for sate

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

sate

2
verb
  1. archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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Word Origin and History for sates

sate

v.

"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.

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