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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Contractors will need to attend site prior to quotation to satisfy themselves with the level of work required.
She could have played in the second row for the Welsh rugby team without anyone noticing there was anything up" Comedian John Cleese "I wanted people in the ring to think they were dealing with a savage" Ex-boxing champion Mike Tyson, above "It's a kind of run of repeated gestures and emotions which people satisfy themselves with, like sausages in a bun or ice-cream.
AJAX coach Frank de Boer admits it is now a fact of life that Dutch clubs must satisfy themselves with landing one-off blows on Europe's elite.
Don't let them satisfy themselves with the victory of terrorism if a sports event is cancelled or in any other way disturbed," Stuff.co.nz quoted Ladany, as saying.
Modhesh World volunteers who have generally reigned in the championships had to satisfy themselves with the number two position as Spacetoon convincingly performed to take home the first prize.
Should there be an anniversary agreement the landlord and the tenant should satisfy themselves with the clause and charge before signing up."
Colwyn Bay collected their first win of the season by 17-11at the expense of Dinbych who had to satisfy themselves with a bonus point - their first point of the season.
Rather, philosophers must satisfy themselves with the "transcendence from within" given with the context-transcending force of claims to truth and moral rightness.
Players should satisfy themselves with more normal activities."
Elvis 2nd To None HHHHHWITH a renewed sense of desire for all things Elvis, old and new fans of The King can satisfy themselves with yet another album of his many hits.
For the moment, however, Wales will have to satisfy themselves with a playoff to avoid the wooden spoon against minnows Barbados on Friday following yesterday's defeat at Manchester's Belle Vue arena.
Surely the Government won't satisfy themselves with merely crushing cars - it won't be long before they go for "Mr Big" and crush a whole cross-Channel ferry.
So unlike other kids who had to satisfy themselves with Tonkas, I got the real thing.
Halifax must satisfy themselves with a pounds 30,000 runners-up prize and the knowledge that they played their part in another wonderful occasion for Championship clubs.