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satisfy (someone, something, or oneself) by (doing something)

1. To make someone, something, or oneself content or pleased by doing something. I knew I could only satisfy my father by becoming a doctor. I'm trying to satisfy myself by turning my passion for art into a profession. You'll never satisfy your employer by doing the bare minimum.
2. To fulfill someone's or something's requirement by doing something. I'm trying to satisfy the college application's community service requirement by volunteering at a local homeless shelter on weekends. Our CEO is in charge of approving these types of budgetary requests, and you'll only satisfy him by showing a detailed plan of how the money will be spent.
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satisfy (someone, something, or oneself) with (something)

1. To make someone, something, or oneself fully content or pleased with some achievement or attainment. I knew I couldn't satisfy my father with a degree in public health. For him, I either became a doctor, or I was a disappointment. I used to worry I wasn't making the most of myself, but I've learned to satisfy myself with my current career trajectory. You'll never satisfy your employer with the bare minimum of effort.
2. To have or use something that fulfills the requirements of someone or something. I'm trying to satisfy the liberal arts requirement with a class on medieval poetry. Our CEO is in charge of approving these types of budgetary requests, and you'll only satisfy him with a detailed plan of how the money will be spent.
See also: satisfy

*pleased with someone or something

happy and satisfied with someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) I am quite pleased with you. You did a fine job. We are pleased with your work.
See also: please
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This translates to a net satisfaction rating of +68 (percent satisfied minus percent dissatisfied), classified by SWS as "very good."
His net satisfaction rating stayed very good in balance Luzon, at a new record high +65 (78 percent satisfied, 13 percent dissatisfied) in June, up by nine points from +56 (73 percent satisfied, 17 percent dissatisfied) in March.
It turns out that Bulgarians are more satisfied with their wages and work than average people in the world.
Almost 47 percent of people in Slovakia are very satisfied or satisfied with the results of the presidential election.
The City scored high in key community services such as fire services (83 percent satisfied or very satisfied), public library services (82 percent satisfied or very satisfied), solid waste services (77 percent satisfied or very satisfied), parks & recreation services (70 percent satisfied or very satisfied) and police safety services (64 percent satisfied or very satisfied).
It is found that majority of the respondents (72.72%) were satisfied, whereas, 18.18% respondents were shows their fully satisfaction towards the said question.
15 to 23, about 70 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied, 16 percent were dissatisfied while 14 percent were undecided.
Seventy-five per cent were satisfied with the availability of support for the user while satisfaction with the ease of payment procedures was 78 per cent among those surveyed.
Only 41.7 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with her performance, however, while 48.4 percent said they dissatisfied.
He says they usually have interactions with the participants and at the end of the day sample citizens' views under the following categories: Satisfied; Not satisfy, I don't know, and Very satisfied.
-- About six in 10 Republicans (61%) say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.
When asked whether the information requested was provided in a courteous manner, more than 68% of respondents were extremely satisfied and more than 16% were very satisfied with the courteousness of how the information was provided to them.
Delivery of quality care to the patients is only possible if the nursing staff is satisfied with his/ her job.
Judgments are filed in Chelan County Superior Court as records of judgments paid or satisfied. The following information is from the Chelan County Superior Court Clerk's office.
Islamabad -- 52% Pakistanis are not satisfied with the performance of the government in controlling the economic crisis says Gilani Research Foundation (GRF Polls) carried out by Gallup Pakistan.