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Meaning of SATISFY

Pronunciation:  'satisfI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  fill or meet a want or need
  2. [v]  make happy or satisfied
  3. [v]  fulfil the requirements or expectations of

SATISFY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: fill, fulfil, fulfil, fulfill, fulfill, gratify, live up to, meet
 Antonyms: dissatisfy, fall short of
 See Also: allay, answer, answer, appease, assuage, cater, conform to, content, cover, delight, do, feed on, feed upon, fit, meet, please, ply, provide, quell, quench, serve, slake, stay, suffice, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sat"is*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Satisfied}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Satisfying}.] [OF. satisfier; L. satis enough +
    -ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. F. satisfaire, L.
    satisfacere. See {Sad}, a., and {Fact}.]
    1. In general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person
       or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to
       make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give
       contentment with what is wished for.
             Death shall . . . with us two Be forced to satisfy
             his ravenous maw.                     --Milton.
    2. To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is
       due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.
    3. To answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or
       the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to
       requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.
    4. To free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give
       assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as,
       to satisfy one's self by inquiry.
             The standing evidences of the truth of the gospel
             are in themselves most firm, solid, and satisfying.
    Syn: To satiate; sate; content; grafity; compensate. See
  2. \Sat"is*fy\, v. i.
    1. To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave
       nothing to be desired.
    2. To make payment or atonement; to atone. --Milton.