Satisfy

Definition of Satisfy

Sat´is`fy
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Satisfied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Satisfying .]
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.
v. i.1.To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.
2.To make payment or atonement; to atone.

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