See also: säte and saté

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Etymology 1Edit

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 *sadōną (to satiate, become satisfied), from Proto-Germanic *sadaz (sated), from Proto-Indo-European *sā- (to satiate, be satisfied). Cognate with Middle Low German saden, Middle High German saten (to saturate, satisfy, satiate), Icelandic seðja (to satisfy). More at sad.

VerbEdit

sate (third-person singular simple present sates, present participle sating, simple past and past participle sated)

  1. To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to fill up.
    At last he stopped, his hunger and thirst sated.
    • Macaulay
      crowds of wanderers sated with the business and pleasure of great cities
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      And still the hours passed, and at last I knew by the glimmer of light in the tomb above that the sun had risen again, and a maddening thirst had hold of me. And then I thought of all the barrels piled up in the vault and of the liquor that they held; and stuck not because 'twas spirit, for I would scarce have paused to sate that thirst even with molten lead.
Usage notesEdit

Used interchangeably with, though less common than, satiate.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Monthly Gleanings: November 2011: Sate versus satiated.”, OUPblog

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, from Old English sæt, first and third person singular preterite of sittan (to sit).

VerbEdit

sate

  1. (dated) simple past tense of sit
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Etymology 3Edit

From Malay sate (satay).

NounEdit

sate (plural sates)

  1. satay

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay sate (satay).

NounEdit

sate

  1. satay (dish)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sate

  1. rōmaji reading of さて
  2. rōmaji reading of サテ

MalayEdit

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NounEdit

sate

  1. satay (dish)

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