- To satisfy is defined as to fulfill a need, desire or requirement.
An example of to satisfy is to eat enough food to get rid of hungry feelings.
satisfy definition by Webster's New World
- to fulfill the needs, expectations, wishes, or desires of (someone); content; gratify
- to fulfill or answer the requirements or conditions of (something)
- to comply with (rules, standards, or obligations)
- to free from doubt or anxiety; convince
- to answer (a doubt, objection, etc.) adequately or convincingly; solve
- to give what is due to
- to discharge (an obligation, debt, etc.); settle in full
- to make reparation to or for
Origin: Middle English satisfyen ; from Old French satisfier ; from Classical Latin satisfacere ; from satis, enough (see sad) plush facere, to make (see do)
- satisfier noun
satisfy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb sat·is·fied, sat·is·fy·ing, sat·is·fies verb, transitive
- To gratify the need, desire, or expectation of.
- To fulfill (a need or desire).
- a. To free from doubt or question; assure.b. To get rid of (a doubt or question); dispel.
- a. To discharge (a debt or obligation, for example) in full.b. To discharge an obligation to (a creditor).
- To conform to the requirements of (a standard or rule); be sufficient to (an end).
- To make reparation for; redress.
- Mathematics To make the left and right sides of an equation equal after substituting equivalent quantities for the unknown variables in the equation.
- To be sufficient or adequate.
- To give satisfaction.
Origin: Middle English satisfien, from Old French satisfier, from Latin satisfacere : satis, sufficient; see sā- in Indo-European roots + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
- satˈis·fiˌer noun
- satˈis·fyˌing·ly adverb