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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.
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Adv.1.satisfyingly - in a gratifying manner; "the performance was at a gratifyingly high level"
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