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satisfy

verb [T] uk   /ˈsæt.ɪs.faɪ/ us    /ˈsæt̬-/

satisfy verb [T] (WANTING)

B2 to please someone by giving them what they want or need: They have 31 flavours of ice cream - enough to satisfy everyone! Come on, satisfy my curiosity (= tell me what I want to know), what happened last night? satisfy conditions/needs/requirements C1 to have or provide something that is needed or wanted: She satisfies all the requirements for the job. There are three main conditions you must satisfy if you wish to be a member of the club.

satisfy verb [T] (BELIEVING)

to make someone believe that something is true: His explanation satisfied the court. [+ (that)] I satisfied myself (that) I had locked the door.formal The authorities were satisfied of (= they accepted) the seriousness of his situation.
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