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 ?
When we had satisfied ourselves with meat and drink, I said my say and urged both of you to join us.
Instead we ordered drinks, a J20, a lemonade and a crisp and cold Pinot Grigio for me, and satisfied ourselves with reading the menu which was entertaining enough.
"The due diligence process is such that we have to take a very close look into Zain KSA and unless we are satisfied ourselves with information about the company then the due diligence cannot be completed," Kaliaropoulos said.
So we satisfied ourselves with jigging about to retro tunes until it was kick-out time.