[ sat-is-fahys ]
/ ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪs /
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verb (used without object) sat·is·ficed, sat·is·fic·ing.
to choose or adopt the first satisfactory option that one comes across: the tendency of decision-makers to satisfice rather than look for the optimal solution.
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Except thow wilt saye that to satisfice is nothing els / but when one doth make himself approued vnto an other man.
British Dictionary definitions for satisfice
/ (ˈsætɪsˌfaɪs) /
(intr) to act in such a way as to satisfy the minimum requirements for achieving a particular result
(tr) obsolete to satisfy
Derived forms of satisficesatisficer, noun
Word Origin for satisfice
C16: altered from satisfy
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