satisfy

[ sat-is-fahy ]
/ ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing.

verb (used without object), sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing.

to give satisfaction.

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Origin of satisfy

1400–50; late Middle English satisfien < Middle French satisfier < Vulgar Latin *satisficāre (for Latin satisfacere to do enough; see satisfaction); see -fy

SYNONYMS FOR satisfy

1 gratify, appease, pacify, please. Satisfy, content refer to meeting one's desires or wishes. To satisfy is to meet to the full one's wants, expectations, etc.: to satisfy a desire to travel. To content is to give enough to keep one from being disposed to find fault or complain: to content oneself with a moderate meal.
3 persuade.

OTHER WORDS FROM satisfy

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British Dictionary definitions for satisfiable

satisfy
/ (ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)

Derived forms of satisfy

satisfiable, adjectivesatisfier, nounsatisfying, adjectivesatisfyingly, adverb

Word Origin for satisfy

C15: from Old French satisfier, from Latin satisfacere, from satis enough + facere to make, do
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