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.

Origin of sate

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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 sates (2 of 3)

sate2
[ sat, seyt ]
/ sæt, seɪt /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense and past participle of sit1.

Definition for sates (3 of 3)

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

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First recorded in 1930–35, sate is from the Malay word satay, sate
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British Dictionary definitions for sates (1 of 2)

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 sates (2 of 2)

sate2
/ (sæt, seɪt) /

verb

archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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