[ sat-is-fahy ]
/ ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing.
to give satisfaction.
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Origin of satisfy
synonym study for satisfy
1. 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM satisfy
sat·is·fi·a·ble, adjectivesat·is·fi·er, nounsat·is·fy·ing·ly, adverbsat·is·fy·ing·ness, noun
non·sat·is·fy·ing, adjectiveout·sat·is·fy, verb (used with object), out·sat·is·fied, out·sat·is·fy·ing.pre·sat·is·fy, verb (used with object), pre·sat·is·fied, pre·sat·is·fy·ing.su·per·sat·is·fy, verb (used with object), su·per·sat·is·fied, su·per·sat·is·fy·ing.un·sat·is·fi·a·ble, adjective
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How to use satisfy in a sentence
We planned our future food supply with pemmican as practically the sole food; the other things were to be mere palate satisfiers.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
British Dictionary definitions for satisfy
/ (ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)
(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
Derived forms of satisfysatisfiable, 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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