Definition and Meanings for satisfying

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Satisfying is ranked 3,020 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of satisfying

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective, intransitive verb

Etymology of satisfying

of. satisfier; l. satis enough + -ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. f. satisfaire, l. satisfacere. see sad, a., and fact

Meaning of satisfying


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective

  • in general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give contentment with what is wished for.
  • to pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.
  • to answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.
  • to free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as, to satisfy one's self by inquiry.

as intransitive verb

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