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satisfy (someone or an animal) with something

to use something to please or content someone or an animal. Do you think I can satisfy Mrs. Franklin with payment for her broken window? A dog biscuit will satisfy the dog until its regular feeding time.
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satisfy something by something

 and satisfy something with something
to fulfill a requirement, using a particular thing, such as a school or college course. Can I satisfy the requirements by taking a course in art? Will I satisfy the requirement with this course?
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Fundamentally, TEI does not agree that a presumption that tax positions will be detected and examined should give rise to a correlative presumption, under all circumstances, that the taxing authority will assert a sustainable, contrary position and, as a result, that no benefit should be provided for the tax position unless the enterprise satisfies a "probable" level of confidence.
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A distribution is considered necessary" if it satisfies the following requirements:
Employer C's athletic equipment and apparel stores line of business, therefore, has its own separate management and thus satisfies the requirement of Treas.
Honeywell's proposal satisfies all of the competition concerns and serves the best interests of all stakeholders," Michael Bonsignore said.
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7491(a)(1), provided that the taxpayer satisfies Sec.
A partnership, S corporation or PSC to change automatically to a natural-business year that satisfies the 25%-gross-receipts test, regardless of whether such year results in more income deferral than its present tax year;
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