satisfy (someone, something, or oneself) with (something)

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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
I have satisfied myself with regard to France, and obtained a good knowledge of the language.
I had been accustomed, during the night, to steal a part of their store for my own consumption, but when I found that in doing this I inflicted pain on the cottagers, I abstained and satisfied myself with berries, nuts, and roots which I gathered from a neighbouring wood.
While he popped away at the little demons at longer range with his centerfire .22s, I satisfied myself with shooting them out the pickup window at ranges of from 5 to 15 yards.
I enjoyed my first Busman's holiday immensely and satisfied myself with a modest glass of Ontario White Wine.
Deadly dull, but I satisfied myself with the thought that once last night's show had finished, living rooms across the country would be resounding to the cries of "that bloody Anthea Turner" as easily influenced kids ploughed through the finest china in the kitchen.
I satisfied myself with staying up all week to give myself the wide-eyed, interesting look.