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 ?
What were my dreams and how I could satisfy myself with them--it is hard to say now, but at the time I was satisfied with them.
It's very curious, but the more I try to satisfy myself with all sorts of natural affections, the more I seem to want.
I don't believe in proving anything to anyone instead I try to satisfy myself with the performance," he added.
"As a simple person, I have to satisfy myself with inspiration and true grit, and I do it by searching random artworks, and try to apply them on my own.
"At Burnley, I'd probably have had to satisfy myself with a place on the bench every now and again.
"I don't like to satisfy myself with a place, but I can't expect to win this one - it will be tough because of Sixties Icon and possibly Geordieland."
Not having much money, I had to satisfy myself with a seat at the back of Rackham Auditorium, which was several times the size of Gaston Hall.
Until that day, I'll have to satisfy myself with the delights of Numjai II, a Thai oasis in the North-East.
I am not back to my two-mile morning walk, just satisfy myself with a half-mile walk around my neighborhood once or twice a day.
But this was the era of ``1-0 to the Blues'' and I had to satisfy myself with the hard-working display from the lads.
But as I had visitors for the weekend - and a date at a Teddy Bears' Picnic - I had to satisfy myself with hanging some flags in the window and toasting Her Majesty in the living room where, like millions of others, we suddenly found we had a front row seat for a weekend that will go down in history.