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v. sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing, sat·is·fies
1. To fulfill the need, desire, or expectation of: Were you satisfied with the hotel's service?
2. To fulfill (a need or desire): The cold drink satisfied my thirst.
a. To free from doubt or question; convince: His explanation satisfied the authorities.
b. To provide sufficient explanation to dispel or answer (a doubt or question).
4. To meet or be sufficient for (a requirement); conform to the requirements of (a standard, for example): Only two people satisfied the researcher's profile for the study.
a. To discharge (a debt or obligation, for example) in full.
b. To discharge an obligation to (a creditor).
c. To make reparation for; redress.
6. Mathematics To make the left and right sides of (an equation) equal after substituting equivalent quantities for the unknown variables.
1. To be sufficient or adequate.
2. To give satisfaction.

[Middle English satisfien, from Old French satisfier, from Latin satisfacere : satis, sufficient; see sā- in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

sat′is·fi′er n.
sat′is·fy′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: satisfy, answer, fill, fulfill, meet1
These verbs mean to be sufficient or to act in adequate measure for something expected or required: satisfied all requirements; answered our needs; fills a purpose; fulfilled their aspirations; met her obligations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satisfier - any agent capable of producing satisfaction
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
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This had been identified as a major customer satisfier.
If a singular definite description "the F" implies that its denotation is the unique satisfier of "F" (relative to a context) then there are real-life states of affairs that can be described in simple first-order languages, but which one is simply unable to describe accurately in natural language.
Malgre leur prudence de naviguer a travers une situation si sensible et epineuse, le president et son gouvernement ne reussiront de satisfier l'opinion publique, surtout en ce qui concernait la question de l'aide economique et alimentaire a la Pologne.
Such exhortations may not entitle their satisfier to specific legal protection or incentive, but failing to satisfy them might be considered deplorable--if perhaps not "hideous[ly]" so (254)--by accepted international morality or public policy.
That has been a real satisfier for the ED and also for the neurologist who, if they can't get there within three hours, knows there are at least two sets of eyes looking at this patient.
2008) on construction workforce in Turkey where it is found that that money as one of reward forms seems to be a satisfier and, thus, a motivator.
A satisfier would be to think creatively and "promote" individuals into different roles.
For example, Greenwell, Lee and Naeger (2007), in a spectator sport setting, found game atmosphere to be a satisfier, but not a dissatisfier.
Which gives the satisfier of that need (the woman) enormous power over the man.