Definition for satisfy

verb as in pay, compensate

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Example Sentences

The IRS can offset or take a person’s refund to satisfy those debts.

Although Williams doesn’t need the Grand Slam record to cement her greatness, it would be satisfying for her and her fans if she completed the task.

The only thing in Kansas City more certain to satisfy than burnt ends at Q39 is Kelce on third down.

Not eating to feel something, or not feel something, or learn something, or report something, or achieve perfect health, or perform perfect taste, but eating to satisfy hunger and to heal, with absolutely no other restrictions in place.

From Eater

Paul Bakaus from Google said, “a one- or two-page teaser for your blog post doesn’t tell a satisfying story to a reader, so Google will do its very best to not show these to users.”

For those with a predilection for immaculately fine and delicate paintings by Botticelli, his Madonna of the Book will satisfy.

Smith, the current police chief, called Lee a “scapegoat” who was “thrown to the wolves” to satisfy political critics.

“Our criminal justice system requires that she be beaten enough to satisfy the system,” Gruelle says in Private Violence.

Typically, Cumming says, the boys would be set an impossible task, or one whose completion would never satisfy their father.

The West trades on its iconography, and many writers satisfy the hunger for that epic, legendary place.

Of course I had to satisfy the ruffian's insolent demands, but I did so under protest.

But I reasoned with myself and managed to satisfy myself that he must have turned the chair round with his foot.

It loses all its value just as soon as there is enough of it to satisfy, and over-satisfy the wants of humanity.

It means enough not to satisfy them, and to leave the selling price of the things made at the point of profit.

But let it be noted that the "enough" here in question does not mean enough to satisfy human wants.


On this page you'll find 245 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to satisfy, such as: amuse, appease, assuage, delight, elate, and entertain.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.