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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

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

The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
Thomas Sowell

The fifties - they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.
Elizabeth Hardwick

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
Vladimir Lenin
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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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