UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/seɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/seɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(v. sāt; n. sä tā)

Inflections of 'sate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sate1 /seɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], sat•ed, sat•ing. 
  1. to satisfy fully.
  2. to supply or indulge (someone) to excess:I was sated by all the holiday food.
See -sat-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sate1  (sāt),USA pronunciation v.t.,  sat•ed, sat•ing. 
  1. to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
  2. to fill to excess;
  • variant of obsolete sade to satiate, Old English sadian (akin to sad), perh. influenced by satiate 1595–1605
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged satiate, fill.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged gorge, stuff.

sate2  (sat, sāt),USA pronunciation v. [Archaic.]
  1. pt. and pp. of  sit. 

sa•te3  (sä tā),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fooda Southeast Asian, esp. Indonesian and Malaysian, dish of marinated, bite-size pieces of meat, skewered, barbecued, and usually served with a peanut-flavored dipping sauce.
Also,  sa•tay, sa•té. 
  • Malay satay, sate
  • 1930–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sate /seɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
  2. to supply beyond capacity or desire
Etymology: Old English sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate
sate /sæt; seɪt/ vb
  1. archaic
    a past tense and past participle of sit
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sit1 /sɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  sat/sæt/USA pronunciation  sat, sit•ting. 
  1. to rest with the body supported by one's buttocks or thighs;
    be seated:[no object]I was sitting at my desk when the phone rang.
  2. to (cause to) lower the body into a position of rest supported by one's buttocks or thighs: [no object;  (~ + down)]Please sit (down); I'll be back in a minute.[+ object (+ down)]sat the child (down) on the sofa.
  3. to be located or situated;
    lie or rest:[no object]The house sits on a cliff.
  4. [no object] to place oneself in position for an artist, etc.;
  5. to remain quiet:[no object]Let the matter sit.
  6. Animal Behavior[no object] (of a bird) to cover eggs with the body for hatching;
  7. to fit or hang, such as a garment:[no object]That shirt doesn't sit well on him.
  8. to have an official position, such as a legislator or judge:[no object;  often: ~ + on + object]She sits on the committee.
  9. to hold a session:[no object]The court sits in judgment.
  10. (used after a word or root) to take care of (the specified thing) like a baby-sitter:to house-sit (= to live in another's house while the owners are away); to plant-sit (= to take care of another's plants while the owners are away).
  11. to be accepted in the way indicated:[no object]His answer didn't sit right with us.
  12. Informal Terms to be acceptable to the stomach:[no object]My breakfast didn't sit too well.
  13. to provide seating accommodations;
    seat:[+ object;  no passive]Our table only sits six people.
  14. Informal Terms to baby-sit:[no object]She used to sit for us when our daughter was a baby.
  15. sit around, [no object;  usually: ~ + around + verb-ing] to do nothing:The workers were sitting around ignoring their work.
  16. sit in (on), [+ in (+ on + object)] to be a spectator at (some event or circumstance):I'd like permission to sit in on your class.
  17. sit on or  upon, [+ on/upon + object]
    • to inquire into or deliberate over:A coroner's jury sat on the case.
    • to put off for a time;
    • Informal Termsto check;
      squelch:to sit on nasty rumors.
  18. sit out: 
    • [+ out + object] to stay to the end of:He sat out the whole movie in silence.
    • to stay, wait, or endure longer than: [+ out + object]to sit out one's rivals.[+ object + out]to sit them out.
    • to keep one's seat during (a dance, etc.);
      fail to participate in (an activity): [+ out + object]I think I'll sit out the next dance.[+ object + out]I'll have to sit this one out; I'm a little tired.
  19. sit up: 
    • to (cause to) rise from a lying or reclining position to a sitting position: [no object]Sit up straight and answer me.[+ object + up]The nurse sat him up in his bed.
    • [no object;  often: ~ + up + verb-ing] to be awake and active during one's usual sleep time:to sit up all night playing solitaire.
    • [no object] to become interested;
      take notice:This will make them sit up and notice.
  1. Idiomssit on one's hands: 
    • to fail to applaud.
    • to fail to take proper or necessary action.
  2. Idiomssit tight, [no object] to take no action;
    wait:Sit tight, and when I give you the signal, then move.

sit•ter, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sit1  (sit),USA pronunciation v.,  sat  or (Archaic) sate;
  or (Archaic) sit•ten;

  1. to rest with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs;
    be seated.
  2. to be located or situated:The house sits well up on the slope.
  3. to rest or lie (usually fol. by on or upon):An aura of greatness sits easily upon him.
  4. to place oneself in position for an artist, photographer, etc.;
    pose:to sit for a portrait.
  5. to remain quiet or inactive:They let the matter sit.
  6. Animal Behavior(of a bird) to perch or roost.
  7. Animal Behavior(of a hen) to cover eggs to hatch them;
  8. to fit, rest, or hang, as a garment:The jacket sits well on your shoulders.
  9. to occupy a place or have a seat in an official assembly or in an official capacity, as a legislator, judge, or bishop.
  10. to be convened or in session, as an assembly.
  11. to act as a baby-sitter.
  12. Meteorology(of wind) to blow from the indicated direction:The wind sits in the west tonight.
  13. to be accepted or considered in the way indicated:Something about his looks just didn't sit right with me.
  14. Informal Termsto be acceptable to the stomach:Something I ate for breakfast didn't sit too well.

  1. to cause to sit;
    seat (often fol. by down):Sit yourself down. He sat me near him.
  2. to sit astride or keep one's seat on (a horse or other animal):She sits her horse gracefully.
  3. to provide seating accommodations or seating room for;
    seat:Our dining-room table only sits six people.
  4. Informal Termsto serve as baby-sitter for:A neighbor can sit the children while you go out.
  5. sit down: 
    • to take a seat.
    • to descend to a sitting position;
    • to take up a position, as to encamp or besiege:The military forces sat down at the approaches to the city.
  6. sit in: 
    • to attend or take part as a visitor or temporary participant:to sit in at a bridge game; to sit in for the band's regular pianist.
    • to take part in a sit-in.
  7. sit in on, to be a spectator, observer, or visitor at:to sit in on classes.
  8. sit on or  upon: 
    • to inquire into or deliberate over:A coroner's jury was called to sit on the case.
    • [Informal.]to suppress;
      silence:They sat on the bad news as long as they could.
    • Informal Termsto check or rebuke;
      squelch:I'll sit on him if he tries to interrupt me.
  9. Idiomssit on one's hands: 
    • Idiomsto fail to applaud.
    • Idiomsto fail to take appropriate action.
  10. sit out: 
    • to stay to the end of:Though bored, we sat out the play.
    • to surpass in endurance:He sat out his tormentors.
    • to keep one's seat during (a dance, competition, etc.);
      fail to participate in:We sat out all the Latin-American numbers.
  11. Informal Termssit pretty, to be in a comfortable situation:He's been sitting pretty ever since he got that new job.
  12. sit tight, to bide one's time;
    take no action:I'm going to sit tight till I hear from you.
  13. sit up: 
    • to rise from a supine to a sitting position.
    • to delay the hour of retiring beyond the usual time.
    • to sit upright;
      hold oneself erect.
    • [Informal.]to become interested or astonished:We all sat up when the holiday was announced.
  • bef. 900; Middle English sitten, Old English sittan; cognate with Dutch zitten, German sitzen, Old Norse sitja; akin to Gothic sitan, Latin sedēre, Greek hézesthai (base hed-); compare set, sedate, cathedral, nest
    • 10. meet.See corresponding entry in Unabridged
    • assemble.See corresponding entry in Unabridged
    • convene.See corresponding entry in Unabridged
    • gather..See corresponding entry in Unabridged
    Cf.  set. 

sit2  (sit),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. Drugs(in prescriptions) may it be.
  • Latin

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
satay, satai, saté /ˈsæteɪ/ n
  1. barbecued spiced meat cooked on skewers usually made from the stems of coconut leaves
Etymology: from Malay
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sit /sɪt/ vb (sits, sitting, sat)(mainly intr)
  1. (also tr; when intr, often followed by down, in, or on) to adopt or rest in a posture in which the body is supported on the buttocks and thighs and the torso is more or less upright: to sit on a chair, sit a horse
  2. (transitive) to cause to adopt such a posture
  3. (of an animal) to adopt or rest in a posture with the hindquarters lowered to the ground
  4. (of a bird) to perch or roost
  5. (of a hen or other bird) to cover eggs to hatch them; brood
  6. to be situated or located
  7. (of the wind) to blow from the direction specified
  8. to adopt and maintain a posture for one's portrait to be painted, etc
  9. to occupy or be entitled to a seat in some official capacity, as a judge, elected representative, etc
  10. (of a deliberative body) to be convened or in session
  11. to remain inactive or unused: his car sat in the garage for a year
  12. (of a garment) to fit or hang as specified: that dress sits well on you
  13. to weigh, rest, or lie as specified: greatness sits easily on him
  14. (transitive) chiefly Brit to take (an examination): he's sitting his bar finals
  15. (usually followed by for) chiefly Brit to be a candidate (for a qualification): he's sitting for a BA
  16. (intr; in combination) to look after a specified person or thing for someone else: granny-sit
  17. (transitive) to have seating capacity for
  18. sit tightto wait patiently; bide one's time
  19. to maintain one's position, stand, or opinion firmly

See also sit back, sit downEtymology: Old English sittan; related to Old Norse sitja, Gothic sitan, Old High German sizzen, Latin sedēre to sit, Sanskrit sīdati he sits
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