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meet the requirements

Satisfy the conditions, as in This grade of lumber does not meet our requirements , or Lynn did not meet the requirements for this position . This expression uses meet in the sense of “satisfy,” a usage dating from the early 1800s. Also see measure up , def. 2.
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