Replete vs Satiate - What's the difference?

replete | satiate |


As adjectives the difference between replete and satiate

is that replete is abounding while satiate is filled to satisfaction or to excess.

As verbs the difference between replete and satiate

is that replete is to restore something that has been depleted while satiate is to fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.

As a noun replete

is a honeypot ant.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

replete

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Abounding.
  • * 1730 , , "The Pheasant and the Lark":
  • A peacock reign'd, whose glorious sway
    His subjects with delight obey:
    His tail was beauteous to behold,
    Replete with goodly eyes and gold.
  • * 1759 , , Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia , ch. 12:
  • I am less unhappy than the rest, because I have a mind replete with images.
  • * 1843 , , Martin Chuzzlewit , ch. 44:
  • "Salisbury Cathedral, my dear Jonas, . . . is an edifice replete with venerable associations."
  • * 1916 , , Little Journeys: Volume 8—Great Philosophers , "Seneca":
  • History is replete with instances of great men ruled by their barbers.
  • Gorged, filled to near the point of bursting, especially with food or drink.
  • * 1901 , , "Three Vagabonds of Trinidad" in Under the Redwoods :
  • And what an afternoon! To lie, after this feast, on their bellies in the grass, replete like animals . . . .
  • * 1913 , , The Valley of the Moon , ch. 15:
  • In the evening, replete with deer meat, resting on his elbow and smoking his after-supper cigarette, he said . . . .

    Synonyms

    * (abounding) plentiful, abundant * (gorged) stuffed

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A honeypot ant.
  • Verb

    (replet)
  • To restore something that has been depleted.
  • ----

    satiate

    English

    Verb

    (satiat)
  • To fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
  • Nothing seemed to satiate her desire for knowledge.
  • To satisfy to excess. To fill to satiety.
  • Usage notes

    Used interchangeably with, and more common than, sate.Monthly Gleanings: November 2011]: Sate'' versus ''satiated''.”, ''[http://blog.oup.com/ OUPblog

    Synonyms

    * sate

    Derived terms

    * satiated

    References

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Filled to satisfaction or to excess.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • satiate of applause