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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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Although the final COI regulations provide for a 40% COI safe harbor, the regulations do not specify a minimum level of propriety interest that must be issued to satisfy the COI requirement.
The requirement that tax benefits must satisfy, in effect, a "should-prevail" level of confidence for initial recognition of tax benefits will systematically overstate tax expense and tax liabilities (or understate tax assets) in certain periods and create gains in subsequent periods when the statute of limitations expires (or an examination is concluded and the matter resolved).
That is, the FASB now allows companies to ignore the fact that their purchase and sales agreements satisfy the definition of a derivative as long as (a) it is probable that the company will, in fact, take part in a physical transfer of the underlying property; (b) the amounts specified in the contract reflect quantities that are
At the household level, variety-seeking may also occur because of the attempt to satisfy different users within the household.
12 (S X T) + 1,000 U > 28,000 (1), and a cord diameter L (mm) of said PVA fiber cord and said end count T per 5 cm satisfy the following relationship: [Graph Omitted]
He converted the problem into an equivalent mathematical form that enabled him to pick out candidates likely to satisfy Euler's equation.
The lines between auction sites and retail sites get more blurred every year, and eBay will need to bring more innovation to satisfy customers like more traditional retailers do.
In view of these requirements, members should satisfy themselves regarding the competence, practices and procedures of any third party provider, regardless of the type of services provided of the location at which they are performed.
62% were taking the online course to satisfy a degree or certificate requirement.
Even if the rate of matching contributions does not satisfy the specified percentage requirements, this safe harbor will nevertheless be satisfied if (i) the matching contribution rate does not increase as the elective deferral rate increases and (ii) the aggregate amount of matching contributions equals at least the aggregate amount of matching contributions that would have been made if the matching contribution safe harbor percentage requirements were satisfied.
The product's taste and ability to satisfy are the most popular reasons for recommending it (88 percent and 87 percent, respectively).
According to the Service, these transactions should be treated as reorganizations if they satisfy the functional criteria applicable to transactions under domestic statutes.
2002-62 also clarifies how an individual can satisfy this third safe harbor that tracks the Sec.
IN UNITED STATIONERS, THE DISTRICT COURT SAID the taxpayer did not qualify for the research credit because its software development activities did not satisfy the discovery and process of experimentation requirements.