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satisfy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of satisfy

  1. 1 to put a complete end to (a physical need or desire) <the players satisfied their hunger after the game with a big pasta dinner> Synonyms assuage, quench, sate, satiate, slake Related Words cater (to), gratify, humor, indulge; alleviate, lighten, relieve; cloy, saturate, surfeit Near Antonyms arouse, excite, pique, stimulate; tantalize, tease

  2. 2 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests <it took me a while to satisfy my attorney that I had good grounds for a lawsuit> Synonyms argue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on or upon), persuade, talk (into), win (over)Related Words blandish, blarney, cajole, coax, entreat, exhort, fast-talk, urge, wheedle; allure, beguile, lead on, lure, seduce, snow, tempt; brainwash, overpersuade; incline, influence, move, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with)Near Antonyms deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell

  3. 3 to do what is required by the terms of <the contractor had clearly failed to satisfy the terms of the agreement> Synonyms answer, complete, comply (with), fill, keep, meet, redeem, fulfillRelated Words conclude, consummate, finalize, finish, perfect; accomplish, achieve, bring about, bring off, carry out, effect; commit, compass, discharge, execute, follow through (with), make, performNear Antonyms default (on); disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slightAntonyms breach, break, transgress, violate

  4. 4 to give satisfaction to <a hot dinner and a relaxing massage never fails to satisfy her husband> Synonyms agree (with), content, delight, feast, gas [slang], glad [archaic], gladden, gratify, pleasure, rejoice, please, suit, warmRelated Words appease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe; assuage, quench, sate, satiate; excite, tickle, titillate; amuse, divert, entertain, treat; captivate, charm; galvanize, thrill; calm, comfort; cater (to), humor, indulge; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoilNear Antonyms aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, perturb, pique, put out, ruffle, vex; anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil, steam up; provoke, rouse; agitate, distress, disturb, fret, upset; harass, harry, pester; affront, insult, offendAntonyms displease

  5. 5 to provide (someone) with a just payment for loss or injury <the owners of the restaurant were generously satisfied for any business lost during the filming> Synonyms indemnify, recompense, recoup, remunerate, requite, compensateRelated Words refund, reimburse, repay; redress, remedy, repair; discharge, pay, quit




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