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 *seh₂- ‎(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)

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RomanizationEdit

sate

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

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NounEdit

sate

  1. satay (dish)

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