Simple Definition of satisfy
: to cause (someone) to be happy or pleased
: to provide, do, or have what is required by (someone or something)
: to cause (someone) to believe that something is true
Full Definition of satisfy
1a : to carry out the terms of (as a contract) : dischargeb : to meet a financial obligation to
2 : to make reparation to (an injured party) : indemnify
5a : to conform to (as specifications) : be adequate to (an end in view)b : to make true by fulfilling a condition <values that satisfy an equation> <satisfy a hypothesis>
Examples of satisfy in a sentence
Nothing satisfies her so much as doing a good job.
The movie's ending failed to satisfy audiences.
His curiosity was satisfied by their explanation.
They have satisfied themselves that the story is only a rumor.
Synonym Discussion of satisfy
Rhymes with satisfy
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SATISFY Defined for Kids
Definition of satisfy for Students
1 : to make happy or contented <Everyone was satisfied with the compromise.>
2 : to meet the needs of <The meal satisfied our hunger.>
3 : convince <We are satisfied the story is true.>
4 : to do what has been agreed upon <The contract has been satisfied.>
Legal Definition of satisfy
1a : 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 claim against the debtor> b : to meet an obligation to <satisfy a creditor>
2 : to convince by argument or evidence
3 : to conform to <satisfy requirements>
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