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[ verb ] fulfil the requirements or expectations of
Synonyms Used in print (Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)Let n be a positive integer and let V be the space of all n times continuously differentiable functions f on the real line which satisfy the differential_equation * * f where * * f are some fixed constants . In_other_words , if f satisfies the differential_equation * * f , then f is uniquely expressible in the form * * f where * * f satisfies the differential_equation * * f . In_other_words , if f satisfies the differential_equation * * f , then f is uniquely expressible in the form * * f where * * f satisfies the differential_equation * * f . Thus f satisfies * * f if and only if f has the form * * f . (Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)They must continue to satisfy basic capital needs ; and there persists the dual problem of maintaining operational unity around a national program of modernization while simultaneously decentralizing participation in the program to wider and wider groups . Related terms 
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[ verb ] make happy or satisfied
Synonyms Used in print (Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)He was not sure how much of this desire was_due to his devotion to the church and how much was his own ego , demanding to be satisfied , for the two were intertwined and could not be separated . (Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)He was grimly satisfied . Related terms dissatisfy please content please gratification gratification 
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[ verb ] fill or meet a want or need
Used in print (The TimesPicayune, [New Orleans]...)If the record buyer 's tastes are somewhat eclectic or even the slightest bit esoteric , he will find them satisfied on educational records . (Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)Merely to satisfy the author 's curiosity . Related terms provide feed_on quench quell answer fulfillment satisfier satisfaction 
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