satisfice


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satisfice

(ˈsætɪsˌfaɪs)
vb
1. (intr) to act in such a way as to satisfy the minimum requirements for achieving a particular result
2. (tr) obsolete to satisfy
[C16: altered from satisfy]
ˈsatisˌficer n

satisfice


Past participle: satisficed
Gerund: satisficing

Imperative
satisfice
satisfice
Present
I satisfice
you satisfice
he/she/it satisfices
we satisfice
you satisfice
they satisfice
Preterite
I satisficed
you satisficed
he/she/it satisficed
we satisficed
you satisficed
they satisficed
Present Continuous
I am satisficing
you are satisficing
he/she/it is satisficing
we are satisficing
you are satisficing
they are satisficing
Present Perfect
I have satisficed
you have satisficed
he/she/it has satisficed
we have satisficed
you have satisficed
they have satisficed
Past Continuous
I was satisficing
you were satisficing
he/she/it was satisficing
we were satisficing
you were satisficing
they were satisficing
Past Perfect
I had satisficed
you had satisficed
he/she/it had satisficed
we had satisficed
you had satisficed
they had satisficed
Future
I will satisfice
you will satisfice
he/she/it will satisfice
we will satisfice
you will satisfice
they will satisfice
Future Perfect
I will have satisficed
you will have satisficed
he/she/it will have satisficed
we will have satisficed
you will have satisficed
they will have satisficed
Future Continuous
I will be satisficing
you will be satisficing
he/she/it will be satisficing
we will be satisficing
you will be satisficing
they will be satisficing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been satisficing
you have been satisficing
he/she/it has been satisficing
we have been satisficing
you have been satisficing
they have been satisficing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been satisficing
you will have been satisficing
he/she/it will have been satisficing
we will have been satisficing
you will have been satisficing
they will have been satisficing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been satisficing
you had been satisficing
he/she/it had been satisficing
we had been satisficing
you had been satisficing
they had been satisficing
Conditional
I would satisfice
you would satisfice
he/she/it would satisfice
we would satisfice
you would satisfice
they would satisfice
Past Conditional
I would have satisficed
you would have satisficed
he/she/it would have satisficed
we would have satisficed
you would have satisficed
they would have satisficed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.satisfice - decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal; "optimization requires processes that are more complex than those needed to merely satisfice"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
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