satisfy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsætɪsfaɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(satis fī′)


Inflections of 'satisfy' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
satisfies
v 3rd person singular
satisfying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
satisfied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
satisfied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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satisfy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. satisfy your [desires, hunger]
  2. satisfy their [demands, needs]
  3. satisfy the [need, desire, demand] for
  4. satisfy your own [needs, desires] (first)
  5. satisfy the requirements for the [school, job]
  6. (enough) to satisfy requirements
  7. [all, only some, which] of the requirements were satisfied
  8. [a snack, a meal, enough] to satisfy your hunger
  9. [not enough, more than enough, insufficient] to satisfy
  10. satisfy yourself by [checking, phoning]
  11. satisfy (him) with their [assurances, answers, word]
  12. [assurances] satisfied him
  13. sexually explicit: satisfied her [husband, lover, boyfriend, partner]
  14. sexually explicit: [couldn't, tried to, did everything to] satisfy her [husband]
  15. sexually explicit: satisfy her sexually
  16. sexually explicit: satisfy yourself (by masturbating)
  17. satisfy [a debt, a loan, an obligation]
  18. the [debt] was satisfied in [full, 5 years]
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