Thesaurus

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 of satisfy assuage, quench, sate, satiate, slake Words Related to satisfy cater (to), gratify, humor, indulge; alleviate, lighten, relieve; cloy, saturate, surfeit Near Antonyms of satisfy 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 of satisfy argue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on or upon), persuade, talk (into), win (over)Words Related to satisfy 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 of satisfy 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 of satisfy answer, complete, comply (with), fill, keep, meet, redeem, fulfillWords Related to satisfy conclude, consummate, finalize, finish, perfect; accomplish, achieve, bring about, bring off, carry out, effect; commit, compass, discharge, execute, follow through (with), make, performNear Antonyms of satisfy default (on); disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slightAntonyms of satisfy breach, break, transgress, violate

  4. 4 to give satisfaction to a hot dinner and a relaxing massage never fails to satisfy her husband Synonyms of satisfy agree (with), content, delight, feast, gas [slang], glad [archaic], gladden, gratify, pleasure, rejoice, please, suit, warmWords Related to satisfy 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 of satisfy 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 of satisfy 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 of satisfy indemnify, recompense, recoup, remunerate, requite, compensateWords Related to satisfy refund, reimburse, repay; redress, remedy, repair; discharge, pay, quit

Synonym Discussion of satisfy

pay, compensate, remunerate, satisfy, reimburse, indemnify, repay, recompense mean to give money or its equivalent in return for something. pay implies the discharge of an obligation incurred.
    • paid their bills
compensate implies a making up for services rendered.
    • an attorney well compensated for her services
remunerate clearly suggests paying for services rendered and may extend to payment that is generous or not contracted for.
    • promised to remunerate the searchers handsomely
satisfy implies paying a person what is required by law.
    • all creditors will be satisfied in full
reimburse implies a return of money that has been spent for another's benefit.
    • reimbursed employees for expenses
indemnify implies making good a loss suffered through accident, disaster, warfare.
    • indemnified the families of the dead miners
repay stresses paying back an equivalent in kind or amount.
    • repay a favor with a favor
recompense suggests due return in amends, friendly repayment, or reward.
    • passengers were recompensed for the delay


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