satisfy

  • 1 satisfy — sat·is·fy vt fied, fy·ing 1 a: to carry out the terms or obligation of (as by payment of money) refused to satisfy the judgment against her satisfy a condition precedent; broadly: to cause to be discharged, settled, or paid sought to satisfy his… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 satisfy — 1 Satisfy, content can both mean to appease desires or longings. The same distinctions in implications are also found in their corresponding adjectives satisfied and content or contented. Satisfy implies full appeasement not only of a person s… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Satisfy — Sat is*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Satisfied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Satisfying}.] [OF. satisfier; L. satis enough + ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. F. satisfaire, L. satisfacere. See {Sad}, a., and {Fact}.] 1. In general, to fill up the measure of a want …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 satisfy — [v1] please, content amuse, animate, appease, assuage, befriend, brighten up, captivate, capture, cheer, cloy, comfort, conciliate, delight, do the trick*, elate, enliven, entertain, enthrall, exhilarate, fascinate, fill, fill the bill*, flatter …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 satisfy — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. satisfier, from O.Fr. satisfaire, from L. satisfacere discharge fully, comply with, make amends, lit. do enough, from satis enough (from PIE root *sa to satisfy; see SAD (Cf. sad)) + facere perform (see …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 satisfy — [sat′is fī΄] vt. satisfied, satisfying [ME satisfyen < OFr satisfier < L satisfacere < satis, enough (see SAD) + facere, to make (see DO1)] 1. to fulfill the needs, expectations, wishes, or desires of (someone); content; gratify 2. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Satisfy — Sat is*fy, v. i. 1. To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired. [1913 Webster] 2. To make payment or atonement; to atone. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 satisfy — ► VERB (satisfies, satisfied) 1) meet the expectations, needs, or desires of. 2) fulfil (a desire or need). 3) provide with adequate information about or proof of something. 4) comply with (a condition, obligation, or demand). ORIGIN Latin… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 satisfy */*/*/ — UK [ˈsætɪsfaɪ] / US [ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ] verb Word forms satisfy : present tense I/you/we/they satisfy he/she/it satisfies present participle satisfying past tense satisfied past participle satisfied 1) a) [transitive] to please someone by giving them… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 satisfy — sat|is|fy [ sætıs,faı ] verb ** 1. ) transitive to please someone by giving them something they want or need: an agreement that is unlikely to satisfy environmental campaigners It s impossible to satisfy everyone. a ) intransitive or transitive… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 satisfy — sat|is|fy W2S2 [ˈsætısfaı] v past tense and past participle satisfied present participle satisfying third person singular satisfies [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: satisfier, from Latin satisfacere, from satis enough + facere to make… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 satisfy — verb VERB + SATISFY ▪ have to, must, should ▪ The education system must satisfy the needs of all children. ▪ be able to, can ▪ Nothing could satisfy his …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 satisfy — [[t]sæ̱tɪsfaɪ[/t]] satisfies, satisfying, satisfied 1) VERB If someone or something satisfies you, they give you enough of what you want or need to make you pleased or contented. [V n] The pace of change has not been quick enough to satisfy… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 satisfy — satisfiable, adj. satisfier, n. satisfyingly, adv. satisfyingness, n. /sat is fuy /, v., satisfied, satisfying. v.t. 1. to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to: The hearty… …

    Universalium

  • 15 satisfy — verb (T) 1 to please someone by providing enough of what they want: Nick felt that nothing he did would satisfy his boss. 2 satisfy a request, desire, need etc to provide what someone has asked for, what they need etc: Just to satisfy my… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 satisfy*/*/ — [ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ] verb 1) [T] to please someone by giving them something that they want or need an agreement that is unlikely to satisfy environmental campaigners[/ex] It s impossible to satisfy everyone.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to provide what is needed or… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 Satisfy — Infobox Album | Name = Satisfy Type = Album Artist = Kathryn Scott Released = 2003 Recorded = 2003 Genre = Christian, Christian Worship Length = 56:20 Label = Vertical Music Producers = Brian Doerksenand Philip Janz Reviews = Last album = This… …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 satisfy — verb 1) a last chance to satisfy his hunger for romance Syn: fulfill, gratify, meet, fill; indulge, cater to, pander to; appease, assuage; quench, slake, satiate, sate, take the edge off Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 satisfy — sat•is•fy [[t]ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪ[/t]] v. fied, fy•ing 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[/ex] 3) to give… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 satisfy — [c]/ˈsætəsfaɪ / (say satuhsfuy) verb (satisfied, satisfying) –verb (t) 1. to fulfil the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of, or content (a person, the mind, etc.); supply fully the needs of (a person, etc.): *Nothing would satisfy her but …

    Australian English dictionary


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