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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.
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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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