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satisfy

sat·is·fy

satisfy

 
pronunciation:
sae tihs faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: satisfied, satisfies, satisfying
definition 1: to fulfill or gratify the needs or expectations of.
The meal didn't satisfy him.
synonyms:
assuage, content, fulfill, gratify, please, sate, satiate
antonyms:
disappoint, dissatisfy, frustrate
similar words:
answer, appease, delight, fill, pleasure, quench, relieve, slake, suffice, suit
definition 2: to fulfill.
She satisfied the requirements of the job.
synonyms:
answer, fulfill, meet
similar words:
fit, match, pass, serve
definition 3: to dispel doubts of or give assurance to.
We cannot satisfy her as to his intentions.
synonyms:
assuage, assure, pacify, reassure
similar words:
appease, convince, persuade, placate, relieve
definition 4: to repair or repay (a wrong, debt, or the like).
She soon satisfied the loan.
synonyms:
atone, recompense, repair, repay, requite, settle
similar words:
compensate, liquidate, pay, pay off, reimburse, remunerate, square
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give satisfaction.
a wine that does not satisfy
synonyms:
delight, please
similar words:
answer, do, suffice
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.