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satisfy

verb

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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

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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

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3 to do what is required by the terms of
  • the contractor had clearly failed to satisfy the terms of the agreement

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4 to give satisfaction to
  • a hot dinner and a relaxing massage never fails to satisfy her after a long week at work

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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

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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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The first known use of satisfy was in the 15th century

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“Satisfy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/satisfy. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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