sate

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See also: säte and saté

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /seɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier sade (to weary, satiate, satisfy), from Middle English saden (to weary, satisfy, become wearied or 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). Cognate with sad.

Verb[edit]

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.
    Synonyms: satiate, 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 notes[edit]

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

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References[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

sate

  1. (dated, poetic) simple past tense of sit
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Malay sate (satay).

Noun[edit]

sate

  1. satay

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay sate (satay).

Noun[edit]

sate (plural sate-sate, first-person possessive sateku, second-person possessive satemu, third-person possessive satenya)

  1. (colloquial) satay (dish)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sate

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さて
  2. Rōmaji transcription of サテ

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sate

  1. satay (dish)

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North Frisian[edit]

Verb[edit]

sate

  1. (Mooring Dialect) to sit

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Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

satè

  1. cord or strong string (used in spinning tops, etc.)