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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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Conversely, it seems clear that best-selling fiction--including much of the recently successful work by African American women novelists--has shown little change in its satisfyingly pedestrian style and narrative preoccupations since the 1850s.
The profound skepticism of our age, the mistrust of all that has been handed to us by our grandfathers and grandmothers as tradition, has led to a curious failure of the imagination, manifested in language that is thoroughly comfortable and satisfyingly unchallenging.
Johnson is satisfyingly old-fashioned in one respect: he does not even mention Derrida or Foucault, and he seems to assume that the critic's job is to heighten appreciation of particular works of art by demonstrating the structural skill of the artist.
By confining himself to a neoclassical framework, Emmott fails to address satisfyingly the underlying fears which give the revisionist approach its appeal.
The stock gapped satisfyingly up this morning on the good news, and the 10-day and 20-day trendlines were pulled away from a bearish cross that had appeared inevitable.
It's satisfyingly unusual to see a book that focuses on male grooming, style and etiquette alike: The Mr.
The story moves between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s, and provides a complex, evolving story that is satisfyingly detailed and involving, highly recommended for any reader interested in good literature.
A journey to the sea involves close encounters with evil and self-discoveries that even Clara couldn't predict, in a satisfyingly winding and engrossing young adult story with a coming-of-age difference.
This is superbly designed, while multi-player has also been satisfyingly tinkered with from the original.
We have discovered some excellent restaurants - and a few vans, stalls and sheds - serving satisfyingly good food prepared with skill and passion - and providing great value for money.
PRICES for new homes have blossomed this spring with a satisfyingly steady rise.
6in touchscreen is satisfyingly sharp and responsive.
Simon Numphud, head of hotel services for the AA, said: "The cooking at Wynyard Hall is modern and skilled but satisfyingly unpretentious.
Certainly it's not as radio-friendly as of late but tracks such as Peeled Apples and Me And Stephen Hawking sound satisfyingly familiar even to recent converts.
Beer, cider, alcopops (not that anyone ever calls them that), burgers, chips, a cracking atmosphere, and the satisfyingly rhythmic darts itself, a continuously fascinating game that ebbs and flows and is never short of bewilderingly superb displays of awesome hand-eye coordination.