(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.
From Middle English, from Old English sÃ¦t, first and third person singular preterite of sittan (“to sit").
From Malay sate (“satay").