Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To satisfy (an appetite) fully.
  • transitive verb To provide (someone) with more than enough; glut.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To fill full; glut; surfeit; satiate.
  • Synonyms Surfeit, etc. (see satisfy), glut, gorge.
  • noun An obsolete or archaic preterit of sit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To satisfy the desire or appetite of; to satiate; to glut; to surfeit.
  • imp. of sit.

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  • verb dated Simple past of sit.
  • verb To satisfy; fill up.
  • noun satay

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb fill to satisfaction

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably alteration of Middle English saden, from Old English sadian; see sā- in Indo-European roots.]

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

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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 *sadōnan (“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.

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From Malay sate ("satay").

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  • The Countesse had scarce made an ende of her tale, but one came to tell them that the Tables were couered for dinner: the king well fedde with Loue, dined for that time very soberly, and not able to eate but vppon amorous dishes, did caste his lokes inconstantly here and there, and still his eyes threw the last loke vppon that part of the table where the Countesse sate, meaninge thereby to extinguish the boiling flames, which incessantly did burne him, howbeit by thinking to coole them, he further plonged himselfe therein.

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  • Under his watch, Chase had to forego roughly three quarters of a billion dollars in fees after a particularly ugly bribery and corruption case that involved spreading $8 billion around the sate of Alabama.

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  • As one recent MedPac study found, “claims of extensive cost shifting imply that hospital costs are largely fixed and that it is hospitals in the worst financial sate that will have the greatest need and incentive to shift costs onto private payers due to low Medicare payment.”

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