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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The IRS can offset or take a person’s refund to satisfy those debts.
Although Williams doesn’t need the Grand Slam record to cement her greatness, it would be satisfying for her and her fans if she completed the task.How Serena Williams Could Finally Break The Grand Slam Record|Amy Lundy|February 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
The only thing in Kansas City more certain to satisfy than burnt ends at Q39 is Kelce on third down.Travis Kelce is the best tight end in football. Just ask any NFL player.|Adam Kilgore|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Not eating to feel something, or not feel something, or learn something, or report something, or achieve perfect health, or perform perfect taste, but eating to satisfy hunger and to heal, with absolutely no other restrictions in place.
Paul Bakaus from Google said, “a one- or two-page teaser for your blog post doesn’t tell a satisfying story to a reader, so Google will do its very best to not show these to users.”Google may not display Web Stories that are teasers|Barry Schwartz|January 27, 2021|Search Engine Land
For those with a predilection for immaculately fine and delicate paintings by Botticelli, his Madonna of the Book will satisfy.
Smith, the current police chief, called Lee a “scapegoat” who was “thrown to the wolves” to satisfy political critics.Florida Cops on What Ferguson Can Learn From Trayvon|Chris Francescani|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Our criminal justice system requires that she be beaten enough to satisfy the system,” Gruelle says in Private Violence.
Typically, Cumming says, the boys would be set an impossible task, or one whose completion would never satisfy their father.
The West trades on its iconography, and many writers satisfy the hunger for that epic, legendary place.
Of course I had to satisfy the ruffian's insolent demands, but I did so under protest.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
But I reasoned with myself and managed to satisfy myself that he must have turned the chair round with his foot.Uncanny Tales|Various
It loses all its value just as soon as there is enough of it to satisfy, and over-satisfy the wants of humanity.
It means enough not to satisfy them, and to leave the selling price of the things made at the point of profit.
But let it be noted that the "enough" here in question does not mean enough to satisfy human wants.