|Origin:||satisfier, from Latin satisfacere, from satis 'enough' + facere 'to make'|
sat‧is‧fy S2 W2 past tense and past participle satisfied, present participle satisfying, third person singular satisfies [transitive]
to make someone feel pleased by doing what they want:
Nothing I did would ever satisfy my father.
if you satisfy someone's needs, demands etc, you provide what they need or want
satisfy somebody's needs/demands/desires
The program is designed to satisfy the needs of adult learners.
satisfy somebody's hunger/appetite (=give someone enough food to stop them from feeling hungry)
A salad won't be enough to satisfy my appetite.
Just to satisfy my curiosity (=find out something), how much did it cost?
to make someone feel sure that something is right or true [= convince]
satisfy somebody of something
Jackson tried to satisfy me of his innocence.
satisfy yourself (that)
Having satisfied herself that no one was there, she closed the door.
to be good enough for a particular purpose, standard etc:
Have you satisfied all the requirements for the general degree?