US: /ˈsætəsˌfaɪ/, /ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ/
UK: /sˈætɪsfˌa‍ɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

satisfy /'sætisfai/
  • động từ
    • làm thoả mãn, làm vừa lòng, đáp ứng (được yêu cầu, điều kiện...)
      • to satisfy the examiners: đáp ứng được yêu cầu của giám khảo; trúng tuyển, đỗ
    • dạng bị động thoả mãn, hài lòng (với thành tích...)
      • we should not rest satisfied with our successes: chúng ta không được thoả mãn với thắng lợi của chúng ta
    • trả (nợ); làm tròn (nhiệm vụ); chuộc (tội)
    • thuyết phục, chứng minh đầy đủ, làm cho tin

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb (satisfies, satisfying, satisfied, satisfied)
1 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) to make sb pleased by doing or giving them what they want: Nothing satisfies him-he's always complaining. + The proposed plan will not satisfy everyone.
2 [VN] to provide what is wanted, needed or asked for: to satisfy sb's hunger / curiosity + The education system must satisfy the needs of all children. + We cannot satisfy demand for the product. + She failed to satisfy all the requirements for entry to the college.
3 (not used in the progressive tenses) ~ sb (of sth) to show or prove to sb that sth is true or has been done: [VN] Her explanation did not satisfy the teacher. + People need to be satisfied of the need for a new system. + [VN (that)] Once I had satisfied myself (that) it was the right decision, we went ahead.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 gratify, fulfil, comfort, please, content, placate, appease, pacify:
It takes a lot to satisfy him: he is one of the fussiest men I have ever worked with
2 fill, meet, fulfil, provide for, look after or to, serve, answer, comply with, resolve, solve, gratify, indulge; slake, quench, sate, satiate:
Your desire for better working conditions can probably only be satisfied by a change of job. What will it take to satisfy your thirst for adventure?
3 convince, persuade, reassure, assure, put (someone's) mind at rest, content:
He was satisfied that emigration to Australia was the only option open to him
4 pay, repay, redress, make good, indemnify, write off, liquidate:
I shall see to it that the debt is satisfied at once.

Collocation dictionary


must, should
The education system must satisfy the needs of all children.
| be able/unable to, can/could
The owners were unable to satisfy all the demands of the workers. Nothing could satisfy his desire for power.
| seem to
His answer seemed to satisfy her.
| be enough to, be sufficient to
Her description of events was not enough to satisfy the court.
| fail to
The meal failed to satisfy his hunger.

Concise English dictionary

+fulfil the requirements or expectations of
+make happy or satisfied
+fill or meet a want or need