- sat|is|fyW2S2 [ˈsætısfaı] v past tense and past participle satisfied present participle satisfying third person singular satisfies [T][Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: satisfier, from Latin satisfacere, from satis 'enough' + facere 'to make']1.) to make someone feel pleased by doing what they want▪ Nothing I did would ever satisfy my father.2.) if you satisfy someone's needs, demands etc, you provide what they need or wantsatisfy sb's needs/demands/desires▪ The program is designed to satisfy the needs of adult learners.satisfy sb'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?3.) formal to make someone feel sure that something is right or true= ↑convince satisfy sb of sth▪ Jackson tried to satisfy me of his innocence.satisfy yourself (that)▪ Having satisfied herself that no one was there, she closed the door.4.) formal to be good enough for a particular purpose, standard etc▪ Have you satisfied all the requirements for the general degree?
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.