There are 2 definitions of sate in English:


Syllabification: sate
Pronunciation: /sāt


[with object]
1Satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full: sate your appetite at the resort’s restaurant
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  • 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.
1.1Supply (someone) with as much as or more of something than is desired or can be managed.
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  • 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.


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.



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There are 2 definitions of sate in English:


Syllabification: sate


Archaic spelling of sat.
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  • She sate on the log of a fallen tree, of which there were many.

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