- IPA: /seɪt/
sate (sates, present participle sating; past and past participle sated)
- To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to fill up.
- Synonyms: satiate, fill up
- At last he stopped, his hunger and thirst sated.
- 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 12, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (
please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
- 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.
- (dated, poetic) simple past tense of sit