to (one's) satisfaction

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to (one's) satisfaction

In a way that one likes, accepts, or approves of. I was really disappointed by the appetizer, but thankfully the main course was much more to my satisfaction. I knew that if I didn't complete the project to their satisfaction, I would be in danger of losing my job.
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to somebody’s satisˈfaction


1 if you do something to somebody’s satisfaction, they are pleased with it: The affair was settled to the complete satisfaction of the client.
2 if you prove something to somebody’s satisfaction, they believe or accept it: Can you demonstrate to our satisfaction that your story is true?
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References in classic literature ?
Consider but for a moment Janetta, and you must be convinced how absurd it is to suppose that he could ever make a Bow, or behave like any other Person." Having settled this Point to our satisfaction, the next we took into consideration was, to determine in what manner we should inform M'Kenrie of the favourable Opinion Janetta entertained of him.