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English verb: satisfy

1. satisfy (stative) meet the requirements or expectations of


Synonymsfulfil, fulfill, live up to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conform to, fit, meet


Narrower (hyponym)answer, cover, do, serve, suffice


Antonymsfall short of

2. satisfy (emotion) make happy or satisfied


ExamplesThe performance is likely to satisfy Sue


Synonymsgratify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)content, delight, please, please


Antonymsdissatisfy

3. satisfy (consumption) fill or meet a want or need


Synonymsfill, fulfil, fulfill, meet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)allay, answer, appease, assuage, feed on, feed upon, quell, quench, slake, stay









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