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satisfy

sat·is·fy

satisfy

 
pronunciation:
sae tihs faI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: satisfied, satisfies, satisfying
definition 1: to give what is wanted or needed.
The small snack didn't satisfy her.
synonyms:
content, fulfill, please
antonyms:
disappoint, frustrate
similar words:
appease, delight, quench, relieve, suit
definition 2: to drive away feelings of doubt; convince.
Sam's excuse for being late satisfied his teacher.
synonyms:
assure, reassure
similar words:
appease, convince, persuade, relieve
Word Builder: satisfy +
  • satisfied:
    happy with what you have; needing nothing else.
Word Parts
The word satisfy contains the following part:
-fy, -ify, -efy Latin verb-forming suffix that means make, cause to be, become
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The suffix group -fy , -ify , -efy forms verbs from primarily Latin bases. When -ify attaches to an English base, the base is an adjective (uglify , Frenchify ) or noun (citify , zombify) usually having one syllable or two syllables ending in |i|. Verbs ending in -fy have corresponding noun forms ending in -ion: as a rule, -ify becomes -ification (verify , verification); -efy becomes -efaction (putrefy , putrefaction). See also fac, fic, fec, fact, fect.