What does satisfy mean?

Definitions for satisfy
ˈsæt ɪsˌfaɪsat·is·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to(verb)

    meet the requirements or expectations of

  2. satisfy, gratify(verb)

    make happy or satisfied

  3. meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil(verb)

    fill or meet a want or need

Wiktionary

  1. satisfy(Verb)

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

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

  2. satisfy(Verb)

    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. Satisfy(adj)

    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. Satisfy(adj)

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

  3. Satisfy(adj)

    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. Satisfy(adj)

    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. Satisfy(verb)

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

  6. Satisfy(verb)

    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

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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. Master Xianfan:

    Buddhism is something that attaches much importance to inner heart, and pays attention to the individual's spiritual world, it is a kind of elevated culture. Speaking from this perspective, I think it can satisfy the needs of many people.

  2. Carrie Lam:

    There is no question that escalating violence could get what the rioters want. Not from the government. Not from the society at large, because violence will only lead to more violence and once we satisfy the rioters because they have resorted to violence, I can assure you that more violence will follow.

  3. Alphonso David:

    I do expect that the Biden-Harris administration will take affirmative steps within the first day or so of taking office to satisfy their campaign pledges.

  4. Steve Krantz:

    I always ask myself if what Im writing will satisfy a reader whos in a plane that cant land because of fog, or whos recovering from an operation in a hospital or who has to escape to a more delightful world for whatever reason, that is the test.

  5. Mayor Adriana Krnacova:

    We received countless complaints and we decided to satisfy both residents and even some tourists.

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