- 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.
- 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: prob. altered from dialect, dialectal sade, akin to sad, influenced, influence by Classical Latin satiare, to fill full: see satiate
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transitive verb sat·ed, sat·ing, sates
- To satisfy (an appetite) fully.
- To satisfy to excess.
Origin: Probably alteration of Middle English saden, from Old English sadian; see sā- in Indo-European roots.