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 ?
It was the same place we have already had the honor of describing to our readers; we shall therefore satisfy ourselves with naming it.
We wouldn't satisfy ourselves with a seatbelt that worked 95 per cent of the time, nor a front-door lock that could be opened five times in 100.
In the meantime, we will have to satisfy ourselves with the case of the confused copyright of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books.
Since the Llanfairpwll band rose from the ashes of Pretty Places over a year ago, we have had to satisfy ourselves with an unsteady drip of dream pop.
"Yes, we'd have liked the victory, but I suppose we'll have to satisfy ourselves with the draw.
Enemies of the cross are described as ones whose "god is the belly." The desires of life, seeking pleasure for ourselves or to satisfy ourselves with things our bodies crave, is mocked here.
But for now, we may just have to satisfy ourselves with Lang's lucky encounter and paintings of the Rani to create a mental image of what she really looked like.
"The thing we can really satisfy ourselves with is Lynard (Stewart) is nearing a return, which will give Fab (Flournoy) a massive boost while all of the guys have shown they have the ability to win some silverware and make it another successful season."
It seems we satisfy ourselves with golf courses over meadows and videos instead of rain on our faces.
But we should satisfy ourselves with the knowledge that we have a world-class home for our parliament.
For now, however, we satisfy ourselves with what we can find on terra firma.
In the interim we'll have to satisfy ourselves with the Globe's interview with the 75-year-old woman who sells newspapers across the road from DEC's rural headquarters.
For now we'll have to satisfy ourselves with this sugarcoated four-tracker.
Although the desserts were tempting - but at pounds 5 each a bit pricy for a grill room - we simply could not find the room for them and had to satisfy ourselves with the chocolate wrapped inside the napkin which is a lovely touch.