Synonyms of satisfy
1 contentDictionary • The pace of change has not been quick enough to satisfy everyone.
please • This comment pleased her immensely.
indulge • His success has let him indulge his love of expensive cars.
fill • They filled themselves with chocolate cake.
appease • The offer has not appeased separatists.
gratify • He took advantage of these girls to gratify his own lust.
assuage • The meat they'd managed to procure assuaged their hunger.
pacify • Is this just something to pacify the critics?
quench • He stopped to quench his thirst at a stream.
satiate • There is enough fruit to satiate several children.
slake • They had to melt snow to slake their thirst.
sate • children happily sated with ice cream
, give cause for complaint
2 convinceDictionary • He has to satisfy us that real progress will be made.
convince • I soon convinced him of my innocence.
persuade • Derek persuaded me of the feasibility of the idea.
assure • `Everything's going to be okay,' he assured me.
dispel (someone's) doubts
put (someone's) mind at rest
, fail to persuade
3 comply with • The procedures should satisfy certain basic requirements.
fulfil • He is too ill to fulfil his duties.
serve • This little book should serve.
observe • Forcing motorists to observe speed restrictions is difficult.
obey • Most people obey the law.
measure up to
match up to
fail to meet
fulfil • All the necessary conditions were fulfilled.
meet • The current arrangements are inadequate to meet our needs.
answer • We must ensure we answer real needs.
discharge • The goods will be sold in order to discharge the debt.
compensate • To ease financial difficulties, farmers could be compensated for their loss of subsidies.
reward • Their generosity will be rewarded.
recompense • If they succeed in court, they will be fully recompensed for their loss.
indemnify • They don't have the money to indemnify everybody.
make reparation for
remunerate (formal) • You will be remunerated for your trouble
6 pay (off)
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• We must ensure we answer real needs.
appeaseIf you try to appease someone, you try to stop them from being angry by giving them what they want.
• The offer has not appeased separatists.
assuageIf you assuage a need or desire for something, you satisfy it.
• The meat they'd managed to procure assuaged their hunger.
Thesaurus for satisfy from the Collins English Thesaurus