- 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; gratify2. to fulfill or answer the requirements or conditions of (something)3. to comply with (rules, standards, or obligations)4.a) to free from doubt or anxiety; convinceb) to answer (a doubt, objection, etc.) adequately or convincingly; solve5.a) to give what is due tob) to discharge (an obligation, debt, etc.); settle in full6. to make reparation to or forvi.to be satisfying, adequate, sufficient, etc.satisfiern.SYN.- SATISFY implies complete fulfillment of one's wishes, needs, expectations, etc.; CONTENT1 implies a filling of requirements to the degree that one is not disturbed by a desire for something more or different [some persons are satisfied only by great wealth, others are contented with a modest but secure income ]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.