Sat·is·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Satisfied p. pr. & vb. n. Satisfying ]
1. In general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give contentment with what is wished for.
Death shall . . . with us two
Be forced to satisfy his ravenous maw. --Milton.
2. To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.
3. To answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.
4. To free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as, to satisfy one's self by inquiry.
The standing evidences of the truth of the gospel are in themselves most firm, solid, and satisfying. --Atterbury.
Syn: -- To satiate; sate; content; grafity; compensate. See Satiate.
Sat·is·fy v. i.
1. To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.
2. To make payment or atonement; to atone.
v 1: fulfil the requirements or expectations of [syn: fulfill,
fulfil, live up to] [ant: fall short of]
2: make happy or satisfied [syn: gratify] [ant: dissatisfy]
3: fill or meet a want or need [syn: meet, fill, fulfill,