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sat·is·fy

 (săt′ĭs-fī′)
v. sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing, sat·is·fies
v.tr.
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.
3.
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.
5.
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.
v.intr.
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.

satisfy

(ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ)
vb (mainly tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (also intr) to fulfil the desires or needs of (a person)
2. to provide amply for (a need or desire)
3. to relieve of doubt; convince
4. to dispel (a doubt)
5. to make reparation to or for
6. to discharge or pay off (a debt) to (a creditor)
7. to fulfil the requirements of; comply with: you must satisfy the terms of your lease.
8. (Mathematics) maths logic to fulfil the conditions of (a theorem, assumption, etc); to yield a truth by substitution of the given value: x = 3 satisfies x2 – 4x + 3 = 0.
[C15: from Old French satisfier, from Latin satisfacere, from satis enough + facere to make, do]
ˈsatisˌfiable adj
ˈsatisˌfier n
ˈsatisˌfying adj
ˈsatisˌfyingly adv

sat•is•fy

(ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of; make content.
2. to put an end to (a desire, want, need, etc.) by sufficient or ample provision: to satisfy one's hunger.
3. to give assurance to; convince: to satisfy oneself by investigation.
4. to answer sufficiently, as an objection.
5. to solve or dispel, as a doubt.
6. to discharge fully (a debt, obligation, etc.).
7. to make reparation to or for.
8. to pay (a creditor).
9. Math.
a. to fulfill the requirements or conditions of: to satisfy a theorem.
b. (of a value of an unknown) to change (an equation) into an identity when substituted for the unknown: x = 2 satisfies 3x = 6.
v.i.
10. to give satisfaction.
[1400–50; < Middle French satisfier < Latin satisfacere (see satisfaction)]
sat′is•fi`a•ble, adj.
sat′is•fi`er, n.
sat′is•fy`ing•ly, adv.
sat′is•fy`ing•ness, n.

satisfy


Past participle: satisfied
Gerund: satisfying

Imperative
satisfy
satisfy
Present
I satisfy
you satisfy
he/she/it satisfies
we satisfy
you satisfy
they satisfy
Preterite
I satisfied
you satisfied
he/she/it satisfied
we satisfied
you satisfied
they satisfied
Present Continuous
I am satisfying
you are satisfying
he/she/it is satisfying
we are satisfying
you are satisfying
they are satisfying
Present Perfect
I have satisfied
you have satisfied
he/she/it has satisfied
we have satisfied
you have satisfied
they have satisfied
Past Continuous
I was satisfying
you were satisfying
he/she/it was satisfying
we were satisfying
you were satisfying
they were satisfying
Past Perfect
I had satisfied
you had satisfied
he/she/it had satisfied
we had satisfied
you had satisfied
they had satisfied
Future
I will satisfy
you will satisfy
he/she/it will satisfy
we will satisfy
you will satisfy
they will satisfy
Future Perfect
I will have satisfied
you will have satisfied
he/she/it will have satisfied
we will have satisfied
you will have satisfied
they will have satisfied
Future Continuous
I will be satisfying
you will be satisfying
he/she/it will be satisfying
we will be satisfying
you will be satisfying
they will be satisfying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been satisfying
you have been satisfying
he/she/it has been satisfying
we have been satisfying
you have been satisfying
they have been satisfying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been satisfying
you will have been satisfying
he/she/it will have been satisfying
we will have been satisfying
you will have been satisfying
they will have been satisfying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been satisfying
you had been satisfying
he/she/it had been satisfying
we had been satisfying
you had been satisfying
they had been satisfying
Conditional
I would satisfy
you would satisfy
he/she/it would satisfy
we would satisfy
you would satisfy
they would satisfy
Past Conditional
I would have satisfied
you would have satisfied
he/she/it would have satisfied
we would have satisfied
you would have satisfied
they would have satisfied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.satisfy - meet the requirements or expectations of
conform to, fit, meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
suffice, answer, do, serve - be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"
cover - provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
fall short of - fail to satisfy, as of expectations, for example
2.satisfy - make happy or satisfied
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
please - give satisfaction; "The waiters around her aim to please"
content - make content; "I am contented"
dissatisfy - fail to satisfy
3.satisfy - fill or meet a want or need
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
answer - be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs"
appease, quell, stay - overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
feed on, feed upon - be sustained by; "He fed on the great ideas of her mentor"
quench, slake, allay, assuage - satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"

satisfy

verb
1. content, please, indulge, fill, feed, appease, gratify, pander to, assuage, pacify, quench, mollify, surfeit, satiate, slake, sate The pace of change has not been quick enough to satisfy everyone.
content frustrate, annoy, exasperate, displease, dissatisfy, give cause for complaint
2. convince, persuade, assure, reassure, dispel (someone's) doubts, put (someone's) mind at rest He has to satisfy us that real progress will be made.
convince dissuade, fail to persuade
3. comply with, meet, fulfil, answer, serve, fill, observe, obey, conform to, measure up to, match up to The procedures should satisfy certain basic requirements.
comply with fail to meet

satisfy

verb
1. To be satisfactory to:
2. To grant or have what is demanded by (a need or desire):
3. To cause (another) to believe or feel sure about something:
4. To set right by giving what is due:
5. To supply fully or completely:
Translations
يُرْضي، يُسِريُرْضي، يُشْبِع رَغَبَةً
uspokojitvyhovětukojit
tilfredsstille
tyydyttää
örömet szerez
fullnægja, seîjagera til geîs
patenkinamaipatenkinimas
apdzēstapmierinātdzēstizpatiktslāpēt
ukojiť
zadovoljiti
tillfredsställa
memnun etmektatmin etmek

satisfy

[ˈsætɪsfaɪ] VT
1. (= make content) → satisfacer, dejar satisfecho
it completely satisfies meme satisface del todo, me ha dejado totalmente satisfecho
he's never satisfiedno está nunca contento or satisfecho
we are very satisfied with itestamos muy satisfechos con ello, nos satisface en grado sumo
you'll have to be satisfied with thattendrás que contentarte con eso
to satisfy o.s. with sthcontentarse con algo
2. (= convince) → convencer
to satisfy sb thatconvencer a algn de que ...
I am not satisfied thatno estoy convencido de que ...
to satisfy o.s. thatconvencerse de que ...
3. (= fulfil) → satisfacer, cumplir
to satisfy the examinersrecibir la aprobación del tribunal examinador
to satisfy the requirementscumplir los requisitos
4. (= pay off) [+ debt] → pagar, liquidar

satisfy

[ˈsætɪsfaɪ] vt
(= make happy) → satisfaire, contenter
(= convince) → convaincre, persuader
to satisfy sb that ... → convaincre qn que ...
to satisfy o.s. of sth → vérifier qch, s'assurer de qch
(= fulfil) [+ demand] → satisfaire; [+ requirements, conditions] → remplir, satisfaire à

satisfy

vt
(= make contented)befriedigen; employer, customers etczufriedenstellen; (meal) personsättigen; hungerstillen; that won’t satisfy the bossdamit wird der Chef nicht zufrieden sein; nothing satisfies himihn kann nichts befriedigen; (= always wants more)er ist mit nichts zufrieden; one glass of water didn’t satisfy him/his thirstdas eine Glas Wasser hat ihm nicht gereicht/hat seinen Durst nicht gelöscht
needs, wishes, lust, demand, curiosity, personbefriedigen; (sexually) → befriedigen; hungerstillen; contract, conditionserfüllen; requirementsgenügen (+dat); ambitionsverwirklichen; to do something to satisfy one’s prideetw nur aus reinem Stolz tun
(= convince)überzeugen; if you can satisfy him that …wenn Sie ihn davon überzeugen können, dass …; X has satisfied the examiners that …der Prüfungsausschuss hat befunden, dass X …; X has satisfied the examiners in the following subjectsX hat in den folgenden Fächern die Prüfung bestanden
(Comm) debtbegleichen, tilgen; claimsnachkommen (+dat); creditorsbefriedigen
(Math) equationerfüllen
vr to satisfy oneself about somethingsich von etw überzeugen; to satisfy oneself that …sich davon überzeugen, dass …
vi (meal)sättigen; we aim to satisfywir bemühen uns, allen Wünschen zu entsprechen; pleasures which no longer satisfyGenüsse, die einen nicht mehr befriedigen

satisfy

[ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ] vt
a. (make content) → soddisfare, contentare
b. (need, condition, creditor) → soddisfare; (hunger) → calmare
to satisfy the requirements → rispondere ai requisiti
c. (convince) to satisfy sb (that)convincere qn (che)
to satisfy o.s. of sth → accertarsi di qc

satisfy

(ˈsӕtisfai) verb
1. to give (a person) enough of what is wanted or needed to take away hunger, curiosity etc. The apple didn't satisfy my hunger; I told him enough to satisfy his curiosity.
2. to please. She is very difficult to satisfy.
ˌsatisˈfaction (-ˈfӕkʃən) noun
1. the act of satisfying or state of being satisfied. the satisfaction of desires.
2. pleasure or contentment. Your success gives me great satisfaction.
ˌsatisˈfactory (-ˈfӕktəri) adjective
(negative unsatisfactory) giving satisfaction; good enough to satisfy. Your work is not satisfactory; The condition of the sick man is satisfactory.
ˌsatisˈfactorily (-ˈfӕktə-) adverb
ˈsatisfied adjective
(sometimes with with) pleased. I'm satisfied with his progress; a satisfied customer.
ˈsatisfying adjective
pleasing. The story had a satisfying ending.

satisfy

v. satisfacer.
References in classic literature ?
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
The age-old wom- an's desire to be possessed had taken possession of her, but so vague was her notion of life that it seemed to her just the touch of John Hardy's hand upon her own hand would satisfy.
Do I expect a hungry wolf will satisfy his craving with a mouthful
Jessie flew with mischievous delight to satisfy herself of the truth of this marvel.
The cups--not having been used, perhaps, since Hepzibah's youth--had contracted no small burden of dust, which Phoebe washed away with so much care and delicacy as to satisfy even the proprietor of this invaluable china.
Hester looked steadily into her little face; but though there was that singular expression which she had so often remarked in her black eyes, she could not satisfy herself whether Pearl really attached any meaning to the symbol.
Only, in return for that, satisfy, before you leave me, one very much smaller request.
I was resolved to satisfy myself whether this ragged Elijah was really dogging us or not, and with that intent crossed the way with Queequeg, and on that side of it retraced our steps.
To satisfy Jurgis he had asked the policeman, and brought back the message that the thing was not to be thought of.
It was in vain that he said to himself that he had a right to do it,--that everybody did it,--and that some did it without even the excuse of necessity;--he could not satisfy his own feelings; and that he might not witness the unpleasant scenes of the consummation, he had gone on a short business tour up the country, hoping that all would be over before he returned.
But it is not the less necessary for this; for the people must have some complicated machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government which they have.
Furthermore, I would perform but this one miracle at this time, and no more; if it failed to satisfy and any murmured, I would turn the murmurers into horses, and make them useful.