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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


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

Narrower (hyponym)content, delight, please, please


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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