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satisfy

[ sat-is-fahy ]
/ ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ /
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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

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English satisfien, from Middle French satisfier, from unattested Vulgar Latin satisficāre (for Latin satisfacere “to do enough”; see satisfaction); see -fy

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

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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

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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