- content: a satisfied look.
- completely paid, as a bill.
- convinced, as in an argument: Their opponents were finally satisfied.
Origin of satisfied
- to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to: The hearty meal satisfied him.
- to put an end to (a desire, want, need, etc.) by sufficient or ample provision: The hearty meal satisfied his hunger.
- to give assurance to; convince: to satisfy oneself by investigation.
- to answer sufficiently, as an objection.
- to solve or dispel, as a doubt.
- to discharge fully (a debt, obligation, etc.).
- to make reparation to or for: to satisfy an offended person; to satisfy a wrong.
- to pay (a creditor).
- to fulfill the requirements or conditions of: to satisfy a theorem.
- (of a value of an unknown) to change (an equation) into an identity when substituted for the unknown: x = 2 satisfies 3x = 6.
- to give satisfaction.
Origin of satisfy
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Examples from the Web for satisfied
But whereas we used to be satisfied gazing on that perfection as it stood up on a pedestal, now we want it down among us.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year
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Like any exciting meal, Food will leave you smiling and satisfied.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More
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The studio seemed to be satisfied with the results—although still opted to censor the death sequence in many foreign territories.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’
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He declared himself “satisfied with that scenario” noting that his campaign had a “better GOTV operation.”Last Hurrah for Iconic Louisiana Politician
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So when have Americans felt the most satisfied with the direction of our country?We've Been on the Wrong Track Since 1972
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"I am satisfied with the pursuit of wisdom, not with the fame of it," replied the sage.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
I ain't ever met a person yet was satisfied with the hole they was in.
With all I felt for him I should have been more than satisfied.
This satisfied him, for he cared nothing for the attachment of those under his command.Brave and Bold
From what I know of our young brother, I am satisfied he will proceed most cautiously.
- (also intr) to fulfil the desires or needs of (a person)
- to provide amply for (a need or desire)
- to relieve of doubt; convince
- to dispel (a doubt)
- to make reparation to or for
- to discharge or pay off (a debt) to (a creditor)
- to fulfil the requirements of; comply withyou must satisfy the terms of your lease
- maths logic to fulfil the conditions of (a theorem, assumption, etc); to yield a truth by substitution of the given valuex = 3 satisfies x² – 4x + 3 = 0
Word Origin and History for satisfied
1816, "gratified," past participle adjective from satisfy.
early 15c., from Middle French satisfier, from Old French satisfaire "pay, repay, make reparation" (14c., Modern French satisfaire), from Latin satisfacere "discharge fully, comply with, make amends," literally "do enough," from satis "enough" (from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy;" see sad) + facere "perform" (see factitious). Related: Satisfied; satisfying.