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Definition of 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

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
Wayne Dyer

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

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

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Benjamin Franklin

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
Henry David Thoreau
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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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