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Satisfy meaning

satisfy - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. In general, to fill up the measure of a want of ( a person or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give contentment with what is wished for.
  2. 2. To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.
  3. 3. To answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.
  4. 4. To free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as, to satisfy one's self by inquiry.
  5. 5. To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.
  6. 6. To make payment or atonement; to atone.
  7. 7. To supply fully; content; discharge; convince.

satisfy - examples of usage

  1. There was one matter which did not fully satisfy her.
  2. This, to satisfy him, had to be done to a particular turn. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. " D'you think children- a household- that sort of thing- d'you think that'll satisfy her? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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