Dictionary.com

satisfy

[ sat-is-fahy ]
/ ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: satisfy / satisfied / satisfies / satisfying on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use satisfy in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK