Satiate vs Suffice - What's the difference?

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Satiate is a synonym of suffice.


In lang=en terms the difference between satiate and suffice

is that satiate is to satisfy to excess to fill to satiety while suffice is to satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.

As verbs the difference between satiate and suffice

is that satiate is to fill to satisfaction; to satisfy while suffice is to be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.

As an adjective satiate

is filled to satisfaction or to excess.

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

    suffice

    English

    Verb

    (suffic)
  • To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
  • Two capsules of fish oil a day suffices .
  • * Milton
  • To recount almighty works, / What words or tongue of seraph can suffice ?
  • To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
  • A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.
  • * 1838 , The Church of England quarterly review (page 203)
  • Lord Brougham's salary would have sufficed more than ninety Prussian judges.
  • To furnish; to supply adequately.
  • Usage notes

    * Commonly used in the phrase suffice it to say. * Mostly used in modal verb constructions, such as: Half a loaf per day will suffice'''.'' This is much more common than the direct form ''Half a loaf per day '''suffices .