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.
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Its side lengths fail to satisfy the triangle inequality theorem, which states that the sum of any two sides must be greater than the third.Some Math Problems Seem Impossible. That Can Be a Good Thing.|Patrick Honner|November 18, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Climate migrants and community “long timers” satisfy growing populations by farming vertically, mass producing food, and creating inexpensive housing with 3D printing.Why We Need a Collective Vision to Design the Future of Health|Abner Mason|November 11, 2020|Singularity Hub
The explanation has not satisfied some voters, who started calling state and registrar’s offices as early as election night.Virginia elections officials say social media posts led to unfounded fears, confusion about ballot counting|Laura Vozzella, Antonio Olivo, Gregory S. Schneider|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Hawley has since said this litmus test has been satisfied and that he supports Barrett.
My new feature for Fortune aims to satisfy that question by closely examining Fraser’s career.Jane Fraser’s two-pronged approach to becoming Citi’s next CEO|Claire Zillman, reporter|October 20, 2020|Fortune
Rushkoff seems here to be looking for the minority report, the one interpretation that satisfies his model.Not Much New in Douglas Rushkoff’s Reading of the Future|Jacob Silverman|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has been hard enough to find a compromise that satisfies both the U.S. and Iran.
However he will have to do much more before he satisfies the questions being raised in the region.
And thus it satisfies, in one respect at least, the requirements of the conception of absolute necessity.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
I believe the newspaper will become great as it satisfies every need of the human imagination.Making Money|Owen Johnson
The overcoming, victorious life is the only kind that satisfies the soul and qualifies for spiritual success in this world.The Palm Tree Blessing|W. E. Shepard
To be given what satisfies Joffre and French—that sounds too good to be true.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Before a good general strikes a blow, he lays his plans, and satisfies himself that everything is in order.Miser Farebrother (vol 2 of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon