Smith, the current police chief, called Lee a “scapegoat” who was “thrown to the wolves” to satisfy political critics.
How extreme does a candidate need to sound in his or her tone and rhetoric to satisfy groups like the American Principles Fund?
I feel like I was a part of it, but not enough a part of it to satisfy me on some level.
I contemplate the tiny cream-colored square—doll size, barely enough to satisfy Minnie Mouse.
The U.S. is therefore under a duty to hold an inquiry that will satisfy the world as to the true circumstances of this killing.
Dmitri was too fond of the customs of the west to satisfy the Muscovites.
This must satisfy you now, Hester; for I can tell you no more.
It was natural he should come to the hut—if only to satisfy his curiosity.
It will not satisfy me to hear you say upon compulsion that you love me.
I believe that Granger left the letter simply to satisfy her.
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.