[ seyt ]
/ seɪt /
verb (used with object), sat·ed, sat·ing.
to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.
Origin of sate1
Can be confusedsate satiate
Definition for sates (2 of 3)
[ sat, seyt ]
/ sæt, seɪt /
simple past tense and past participle of sit1.
Definition for sates (3 of 3)
or sa·tay, sa·té
[ sah-tey ]
/ sɑˈteɪ /
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
First recorded in 1930–35, sate is from the Malay word satay, sate
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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|William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for sates (1 of 2)
/ (seɪt) /
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 sates (2 of 2)
/ (sæt, seɪt) /
archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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