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English definition of “satisfy”


verb [T]    /ˈsæt̬·əsˌfɑɪ/
to please someone by giving the person something that is wanted or needed, or to make someone feel pleased because a particular desired result has happened: Giving the baby her bottle seemed to satisfy her, and she stopped crying. I am not really satisfied with the job you did. To satisfy a standard is to show that you are qualified for it: I’d like to go to that college if I can satisfy the entrance requirements. To be satisfied is also to be sure, with all your doubts removed: [+ that clause] I’m satisfied that the doctors did all they could to save her.
(Definition of satisfy verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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