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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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Although the final COI regulations provide for a 40% COI safe harbor, the regulations do not specify a minimum level of propriety interest that must be issued to satisfy the COI requirement.
The requirement that tax benefits must satisfy, in effect, a "should-prevail" level of confidence for initial recognition of tax benefits will systematically overstate tax expense and tax liabilities (or understate tax assets) in certain periods and create gains in subsequent periods when the statute of limitations expires (or an examination is concluded and the matter resolved).
That is, the FASB now allows companies to ignore the fact that their purchase and sales agreements satisfy the definition of a derivative as long as (a) it is probable that the company will, in fact, take part in a physical transfer of the underlying property; (b) the amounts specified in the contract reflect quantities that are
Here, consumers are satisfied with their current brands but are willing to try something new or different for the fun of it, the thrill of it, or just to satisfy their curiosity.
Once satisfied there are sufficient procedures in place to ensure the security of information transmitted electronically to a third-party provider, members also should satisfy themselves that controls are in place to ensure the information remains confidential.
65% of the respondents indicated that they were taking the interactive teleclass to satisfy a degree or certification requirement.
Even if the rate of matching contributions does not satisfy the specified percentage requirements, this safe harbor will nevertheless be satisfied if (i) the matching contribution rate does not increase as the elective deferral rate increases and (ii) the aggregate amount of matching contributions equals at least the aggregate amount of matching contributions that would have been made if the matching contribution safe harbor percentage requirements were satisfied.
The product's taste and ability to satisfy are the most popular reasons for recommending it (88 percent and 87 percent, respectively).
According to the Service, these transactions should be treated as reorganizations if they satisfy the functional criteria applicable to transactions under domestic statutes.
IN UNITED STATIONERS, THE DISTRICT COURT SAID the taxpayer did not qualify for the research credit because its software development activities did not satisfy the discovery and process of experimentation requirements.
This research illustrates the power of radio to entertain, inform, and satisfy.
411 (a)(7), all amounts credited to a participant's account under the plan are part of the accrued benefit and must satisfy Sec.
Satisfy the nondiscrimination requirements under section 403(b)(12), including a failure to satisfy the nondiscrimination requirements for matching contributions and to offer the opportunity to make salary reduction contributions universally.
414(r)-11(b)(7) defines the "first testing day as the earliest day in the testing year on which any plan of the employer is required to satisfy section 410(b).
Hologic granted Fischer a non-exclusive limited license to use certain Mammography Assets necessary to continue to service and support, and satisfy warranty obligations on, the installed base of SenoScan and MammoTest systems (the "Service business"); to fulfill contractual obligations for providing MammoTest and SenoScan systems to Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Philips, respectively; and to carry out certain activities with respect to its RE&S business.