- satisficing behaviour,
- sato eisaku,
- sato, eisaku
Origin of satisfied
verb (used with object), sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing.
- 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.
verb (used without object), sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing.
Origin of satisfy
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|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|William Boot|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He declared himself “satisfied with that scenario” noting that his campaign had a “better GOTV operation.”
So when have Americans felt the most satisfied with the direction of our country?
I am satisfied now that my duties do not lie here, though the dear creatures here will be a constant motive for work and economy.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)|George Eliot
Mr. Slope hereupon did not look quite so satisfied as he had done.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
I was satisfied with the knowledge of her affection, which I felt would never change.The Privateersman|Frederick Marryat
It was not long before their curiosity was satisfied; the marquis came in almost immediately, supported by two servants.Captain Paul|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Read, 'A heavenward and instructed soul,' and I should be satisfied.Woman in the Nineteenth Century|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)
Word Origin for satisfy
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.