Definition of satisfy
- values that satisfy an equation
- satisfy a hypothesis
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.
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: 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
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to pay off by making regular payments
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