- Sate is defined as to fill with more than is needed, particularly with food.
An example of to sate is to eat five cheeseburgers and six orders of cheese fries.
transitive verbsated, sating
- to satisfy (an appetite, desire, etc.) to the full; gratify completely
- to provide with more than enough, so as to weary or disgust; surfeit; glut
Origin of sateprobably altered ; from dialect, dialectal sade, akin to sad, influenced, influence by Classical Latin satiare, to fill full: see satiate
transitive verbsat·ed, sat·ing, sates
- To satisfy (an appetite) fully.
- To provide (someone) with more than enough; glut.
Origin of sateProbably alteration of Middle English saden, from Old English sadian; see sā- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present sates, present participle sating, simple past and past participle sated)
- To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to fill up.
- At last he stopped, his hunger and thirst sated.
Used interchangeably with, though less common than, satiate.
From earlier sate, sade (“to satiate, satisfy"), from Middle English saden (“to satisfy, become satiated"), from Old English sadian (“to satisfy, satiate, fill, be sated, become wearied"), from Proto-Germanic *sadÅnÄ… (“to satiate, become satisfied"), from Proto-Germanic *sadaz (“sated"), from Proto-Indo-European *sÄ- (“to satiate, be satisfied"). Cognate with Middle Low German saden, Middle High German saten (“to saturate, satisfy, satiate"), Icelandic seÃ°ja (“to satisfy"). More at sad.
- (dated) Simple past tense of sit.
From Middle English, from Old English sÃ¦t, first and third person singular preterite of sittan (“to sit").
From Malay sate (“satay").