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 ?
You wished to satisfy yourself with your own eyes as to which he loves best, myself or you, because you are fearfully jealous."
Keep healthier options near you so that if you are tempted to snack on something, you can satisfy yourself with a better choice.
You should satisfy yourself with the terms and requirements for this procurement, as well as with the Authority~s framework contract and call off terms of contract.
Buying flowers for your lover on V-day can take a good amount of your time and patience and if you don't prepare beforehand and reach the florist's earlier then you might have to satisfy yourself with either withered non-fresh flowers or even worse, with no flowers.
Explore the stunning Sicilian countryside by bike, enjoy a glass of native Nero daAvola wine, and satisfy yourself with a Sicilian meal.
If you can measure the volume of each and every visible solder joint of every component, why would you just satisfy yourself with counting the bright pixels that the solder curvature is reflecting from an angled light source?
But if you look at your partner and you consider him or her staggeringly beautiful - which, of course, you should - you can satisfy yourself with the thought that people generally end up with a partner of a similar level of attractiveness as themselves.
Be kind to those who are weak, and satisfy yourself with your own bread and drink.
Satisfy yourself with a pair of her pants but get out and broaden your social life.