Inebriate vs Sot - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between inebriate and sot
is that inebriate
is a person who is intoxicated, especially one who is habitually drunk while sot
As a verb inebriate
is to cause to be drunk; to intoxicate.
As an adjective inebriate
is intoxicated; drunk.
A person who is intoxicated, especially one who is habitually drunk.
* 1889 , , Driven From Home , ch. 18:
- As he walked along, the inebriate , whose gait was at first unsteady, recovered his equilibrium and required less help.
To cause to be drunk; to intoxicate.
(figurative) To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate, elate or stupefy as if by spirituous drink.
To become drunk.
- The inebriating effect of popular applause.
- (Francis Bacon)
- Thus spake Peter, as a man inebriate and made drunken with the sweetness of this vision, not knowing what he said.
(archaic) stupid person; fool
* 1610 , , act 3 scene 2
- Remember / First to possess his books; for without them / He's but a sot , as I am
- In Egypt oft has seen the Sot bow down, / And reverence some deified Baboon.
- Every sign / That calls the staring sots to nasty wine.
To drink until one becomes drunk
To stupefy; to infatuate; to besot.
- I hate to see a brave, bold fellow sotted .