What does satisfy mean?

Definitions for satisfy
ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪsat·is·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up toverb

    meet the requirements or expectations of

  2. satisfy, gratifyverb

    make happy or satisfied

  3. meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilverb

    fill or meet a want or need

Wiktionary

  1. satisfyverb

    To do enough; to meet (needs); to fulfill (wishes, requirements).

    Etymology: From satisfacere, present active infinitive of satisfacio, from satis + facio

  2. satisfyverb

    To cause (a sentence) to be true when (the sentence) is interpreted in one's universe.

    The complex numbers satisfy uE000125581uE001.

    Etymology: From satisfacere, present active infinitive of satisfacio, from satis + facio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satisfyadjective

    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. Satisfyadjective

    to pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is due to; as, to satisfy a creditor

  3. Satisfyadjective

    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. Satisfyadjective

    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. Satisfyverb

    to give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired

  6. Satisfyverb

    to make payment or atonement; to atone

Freebase

  1. Satisfy

    Satisfy, released by Vertical Records, is Kathryn Scott's first solo album, released in 2003. Seven of the songs are penned by Scott herself, including her most famous track, "Hungry", and also "At the foot of the cross" and "Breathe on me now". She also does covers of Matt Redman's "Blessed be Your name", Mercy Me's "Imagine", and Isaac Watts' classic "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Satisfy

    sat′is-fī, v.t. to give enough to: to supply fully: to please fully: to discharge: to free from doubt: to convince.—v.i. to give content: to supply fully: to make payment:—pa.t. and pa.p. sat′isfied.n. Satisfac′tion, state of being satisfied: gratification: comfort: that which satisfies: amends: atonement: payment, quittance: conviction: repairing a wrong, as by a duel.—adj. Satisfac′tive (obs.).—adv. Satisfac′torily.—n. Satisfac′toriness.—adjs. Satisfac′tory, satisfying: giving contentment: making amends or payment: atoning: convincing; Satisfī′able, capable of being satisfied.—n. Sat′isfīer.—adj. Sat′isfying, satisfactory.—adv. Sat′isfyingly.—Satisfaction theory (of the Atonement), the ordinary theory of Catholic orthodoxy that Christ made satisfaction to Divine justice for the guilt of human sin by suffering as the human representative, and that thus Divine forgiveness was made possible. [Fr. satisfaire—L. satisfacĕre, satis, enough, facĕre, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. satisfy

    To fulfill a desire.

    The food did satisfy our requirement for food.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  
  2. satisfy

    To fulfill what is just, right and fair.

    They did their best to satisfy their clients.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'satisfy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4598

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'satisfy' in Verbs Frequency: #582

How to pronounce satisfy?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satisfy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satisfy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of satisfy in a Sentence

  1. Dag Hammarskjold, newpaper quote of the day:

    Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward- your destiny-are here and now.

  2. Ahmed Moosa:

    If the Bible is inspired, then it should be a book that no man - no number of men - could produce. It should contain the perfection of philosophy. It should perfectly accord with every fact in nature. There should be no mistakes in astronomy, geology, or as to any subject or science. Its morality should be the highest, the purest. Its laws and regulations for the control of conduct should be just, wise, perfect, and perfectly adapted to the accomplishment of the ends desired. It should contain nothing calculated to make man cruel, revengeful, vindictive or infamous. It should be filled with intelligence, justice, purity, honesty, mercy, and the spirit of liberty. It should be opposed to strife and war, to slavery and lust, to ignorance, credulity, and superstition. It should develop the brain and civilise the heart. It should satisfy the heart and brain of the best and wisest. It should be true”. “Does the Bible satisfy this standard?” Robert G. Ingersoll, renowned Bible Scholar, in his book, “Lectures and Essays”.

  3. Isabel Maples:

    Loaded with protein, hummus can satisfy.

  4. Jason Torchinsky:

    They don't need to redo the entire administrative process, they just need to better justify what they did, in a way that can satisfy the Supreme Court.

  5. Xi Jinping:

    We've designed it so the oxygen (produced by plants at the station) is exactly enough to satisfy the humans, the animals, and the organisms that break down the waste materials.

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