satisfy


satisfy
01. Yvonne is difficult to please. Nothing [satisfies] her except the very best.
02. The couple were [dissatisfied] with their dinner, so they complained to the restaurant manager.
03. We were very [satisfied] with the paint job he did on our house.
04. He doesn't get paid a lot, but he gets a great deal of [satisfaction] from his work.
05. Your son's work in school is [satisfactory], but we feel he could do much better.
06. We didn't get a [satisfactory] answer to our question.
07. John Dalberg Acton once said that to be able to look back upon one's past life with [satisfaction] is to live twice.
08. There is a Chinese proverb which holds that he who is not [satisfied] with himself will grow, and he who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.
09. Numerous studies show that men are more [satisfied] with their marriages than women, perhaps due to the inequalities in domestic-labor contribution and marital power.
10. There is a Cuban proverb which states that what is new is pleasing, and what is old is [satisfying].
11. Artist Salvador Dali once said, "There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of [satisfaction]."
12. Charlie Chaplin became known for shooting as much as fifty times the amount of film footage necessary in order to [satisfy] his artistic vision.
13. Reggae star Bob Marley sang, "Open your eyes, and look within; are you [satisfied] with the life you're living?"
14. We had a very [satisfying] meal at that restaurant last night.
15. Studies show that responses are strengthened when followed by a [satisfying] consequence.
16. Some sociologists suggest that people seek others who will [satisfy] their needs to help them obtain goals.

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  • satisfy — 1 Satisfy, content can both mean to appease desires or longings. The same distinctions in implications are also found in their corresponding adjectives satisfied and content or contented. Satisfy implies full appeasement not only of a person s… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Satisfy — Sat is*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Satisfied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Satisfying}.] [OF. satisfier; L. satis enough + ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. F. satisfaire, L. satisfacere. See {Sad}, a., and {Fact}.] 1. In general, to fill up the measure of a want …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • satisfy — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. satisfier, from O.Fr. satisfaire, from L. satisfacere discharge fully, comply with, make amends, lit. do enough, from satis enough (from PIE root *sa to satisfy; see SAD (Cf. sad)) + facere perform (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • satisfy — [sat′is fī΄] vt. satisfied, satisfying [ME satisfyen < OFr satisfier < L satisfacere < satis, enough (see SAD) + facere, to make (see DO1)] 1. to fulfill the needs, expectations, wishes, or desires of (someone); content; gratify 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Satisfy — Sat is*fy, v. i. 1. To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired. [1913 Webster] 2. To make payment or atonement; to atone. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satisfy — ► VERB (satisfies, satisfied) 1) meet the expectations, needs, or desires of. 2) fulfil (a desire or need). 3) provide with adequate information about or proof of something. 4) comply with (a condition, obligation, or demand). ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • satisfy */*/*/ — UK [ˈsætɪsfaɪ] / US [ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ] verb Word forms satisfy : present tense I/you/we/they satisfy he/she/it satisfies present participle satisfying past tense satisfied past participle satisfied 1) a) [transitive] to please someone by giving them… …   English dictionary

  • satisfy — sat|is|fy [ sætıs,faı ] verb ** 1. ) transitive to please someone by giving them something they want or need: an agreement that is unlikely to satisfy environmental campaigners It s impossible to satisfy everyone. a ) intransitive or transitive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • satisfy — sat|is|fy W2S2 [ˈsætısfaı] v past tense and past participle satisfied present participle satisfying third person singular satisfies [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: satisfier, from Latin satisfacere, from satis enough + facere to make… …   Dictionary of contemporary English