to the satisfaction of (someone)


: so that someone is happy, pleased, or satisfied
The charge must be proved to the satisfaction of the court.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Four years later, the Trump administration rescinded that guidance to the satisfaction of Republicans, who saw it as federal overreach that hamstrung administrators seeking to secure their schools. Moriah Balingit And Donna St. George,, 27 May 2023 Beverly is uncomfortable performing to the satisfaction of Rebecca and her family, but Elliot outright refuses to play by the rules of this loathsome mix of money-hungry people who relish the opportunity to jockey for attention. Vulture, 4 May 2023 Few moments compare to the satisfaction of making a risky leap off a zipwire, running breathlessly along a wall, and Force-pulling a rope at the last minute to swing over a gap. Josh Broadwell, Variety, 27 Apr. 2023 Another was Charles Colchester, a mountebank who also conjured Willie to the satisfaction of the first lady. John J. Miller, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2022 Ultimately the council redrew the districts to the satisfaction of a federal judge, but without a second such district. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 24 Oct. 2022 No feeling in a musical quite compares to the satisfaction of listening to a voice that embraces the notes of a cherished song with velvety confidence. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2022 If Angela and Jake Wagner testify to the satisfaction of the prosecution, the death penalty will be taken off the table for all four defendants. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2022 These preparations apparently worked to the satisfaction of most in the Hawks’ program. George Castle, Chicago Tribune, 29 Aug. 2022 See More

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“To the satisfaction of (someone).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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