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Definition of Satisfy

Satisfy

  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.
  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.
  5. To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.
  6. To make payment or atonement; to atone.

Satisfy Quotations

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Liberty Hyde Bailey

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
Erich Fromm

I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.
Julius Caesar

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.
Mwai Kibaki

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
Rene Descartes
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Satisfy Translations

satisfy in Dutch is bevredigen, paaien, tegemoetkomen aan
satisfy in French is satisfaisons, satisfais, satisfont, contenter
satisfy in German is befriedige, zufriedenstellen, befriedigen
satisfy in Italian is accontentare
satisfy in Latin is impleo, saturo
satisfy in Spanish is complacer, apaciguar, satisfacer
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