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satisfyverb [T]

uk   /ˈsæt.ɪs.faɪ/ us   /ˈsæt̬.ɪs.faɪ/
  • 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 in order to become a member of the club.

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(Definition of satisfy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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satisfyverb [T]

us   /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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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