- 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 (â€œto satiate, satisfyâ€), from Middle English saden (â€œto satisfy, become satiatedâ€), from Old English sadian (â€œto satisfy, satiate, fill, be sated, become weariedâ€), from Proto-Germanic *sadÅnÄ… (â€œto satiate, become satisfiedâ€), from Proto-Germanic *sadaz (â€œsatedâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *sÄ- (â€œto satiate, be satisfiedâ€). Cognate with Middle Low German saden, Middle High German saten (â€œto saturate, satisfy, satiateâ€), Icelandic seÃ°ja (â€œto satisfyâ€). 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 (â€œto sitâ€).
From Malay sate (â€œsatayâ€).