There are 2 main definitions of sate in English:

Share this entry

sate 1

Line breaks: sate


[with object]
1Satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full: sate your appetite at the resort’s restaurant
More example sentences
  • Two years before, he had begun writing to them, asking for photos, information, anything to sate a schoolboy's appetite for space exploration.
  • When you fuel yourself with foods that your body is craving, make a note of how they've sated your appetite or how you felt after eating them.
  • Nuts are high in monounsaturated ‘good’ fats and a handful may sate an overzealous appetite.
satiate, fully satisfy;
slake, quench, take the edge off
gorge, stuff, fill, overfill, overfeed, surfeit, glut, cloy
1.1Supply (someone) with as much as or more of something than is desired or can be managed: he was sated with flying
More example sentences
  • I don't know what I could do with a lot of what I get, as I'm already sated with so much good stuff.
  • If that doesn't sate you, the Macdonalds can organise fishing, deer-stalking, pony-trekking and hiking.
  • These were films to sate our inner children, perfect movies that crossed generational borders.


adjective ( literary)


Early 17th century: probably an alteration of dialect sade, from Old English sadian 'become sated or weary' (related to sad). The change in the final consonant was due to association with satiate.

Words that rhyme with sate

abate, ablate, aerate, ait, await, backdate, bait, bate, berate, castrate, collate, conflate, crate, create, cremate, date, deflate, dictate, dilate, distraite, donate, downstate, eight, elate, equate, estate, fate, fête, fixate, freight, frustrate, gait, gate, gestate, gradate, grate, great, gyrate, hate, hydrate, inflate, innate, interrelate, interstate, irate, Kate, Kuwait, lactate, late, locate, lustrate, mandate, mate, migrate, misdate, misstate, mistranslate, mutate, narrate, negate, notate, orate, ornate, Pate, placate, plate, prate, prorate, prostrate, pulsate, pupate, quadrate, rate, rotate, sedate, serrate, short weight, skate, slate, spate, spectate, spruit, stagnate, state, straight, strait, Tate, tête-à-tête, Thwaite, translate, translocate, transmigrate, truncate, underrate, understate, underweight, update, uprate, upstate, up-to-date, vacate, vibrate, wait, weight
Definition of sate in:
Share this entry

There are 2 main definitions of sate in English:

Share this entry
sate 2 Line breaks: sate


Archaic spelling of sat.
Example sentences
  • She sate on the log of a fallen tree, of which there were many.
Definition of sate in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources