Sane vs Sate - What's the difference?

sane | sate |

As verbs the difference between sane and sate

is that sane is while sate is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally.
  • a sane mind
  • Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge the effect of one's actions in an ordinary manner.
  • a sane person
  • Rational; reasonable; sensible.
  • Try to go to bed at a sane time before your exams.


    * insane * crazy * unbalanced


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    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    From earlier sate, . More at (l).


  • 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 , , (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
    Used interchangeably with, though less common than, satiate.Monthly Gleanings: November 2011]: Sate'' versus ''satiated''.”, ''[ OUPblog
    * satiate


    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • (dated) (sit)
  • Quotations
    * (sit)

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • satay
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