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 satisfied ['sætisfaid]   添加此单词到默认生词本
a. 感到满意的

  1. The quiet contentment of a well-fed child satisfied the tired mother.
  2. We are satisfied with the smoothness of the negotiation.

[ adj ]
  1. filled with satisfaction

  2. <adj.all>
    a satisfied customer
  3. allayed

  4. <adj.all>
    his thirst quenched he was able to continue

Satisfy \Sat"is*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Satisfied}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Satisfying}.] [OF. satisfier; L. satis enough +
-ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. F. satisfaire, L.
satisfacere. See {Sad}, a., and {Fact}.]
1. 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.

Death shall . . . with us two
Be forced to satisfy his ravenous maw. --Milton.

2. To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is
due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.

3. 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.

4. 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.

The standing evidences of the truth of the gospel
are in themselves most firm, solid, and satisfying.

Syn: To satiate; sate; content; grafity; compensate. See

  1. He said Muscovites, who gave him 89 percent of the vote in a two-way race in March, would be "partially satisfied." On the march to Pushkin Square, a city bus stopped, and dozens of passengers got off to join in.
  2. Lawyers for the plaintiffs also said they were satisfied with the jury award.
  3. He said that "even though the opposition is not completely satisfied, the electoral process is being channeled toward what the opposition wants." The government promised to put no restraints on campaigning or news coverage.
  4. Some 57% of the purchasing managers surveyed feel satisfied or optimistic about the next 12 months, up from a 39% satisfaction rating in December and from 48% last May.
  5. I've never been satisfied with me.
  6. But the partnership industry hopes the NASD will be satisfied that the Liquidity Fund case gets its point across.
  7. "The Commies are our slaves now," said one Chinese merchant who learned his colloquial English from American GI customers during the war. "They need us more than we need them." But the change has not completely satisfied the Chinese.
  8. Alyeska spokesman Chuck O'Donnel said he was satisfied with his company's actions. "I think our people did an excellent job," he said.
  9. "We always hate to see our companies being taken over, and we're often not satisfied with the price," he said.
  10. An attorney for Starr, Robert Fleming Jr., said Friday he had not seen the ruling but indicated he was satisfied with it as he understood it.
  11. "We will continue to demolish houses until we are satisfied (the ones remaining) are safe to live in," he said.
  12. Both companies said they were satisfied with the handling of the problem.
  13. Perhaps if Benetton had superimposed a slogan on the dying man's shirt which read 'I'm dying of Aids but I've had a good time', the Health Education Authority would feel that decency had been satisfied.
  14. That has the effect of suspending a law that bars trade concessions to certain communist nations until the United States is satisfied they have liberalized emigration policies.
  15. Chief among the slew of statements by West German officials yesterday was Bundesbank President Karl Otto Poehl's remark that the central bank is "very satisfied" with the state treaty between East and West Germany on economic and social unification.
  16. U.S. District Judge John Walker Jr., concerned by newspaper reports on the incident, said today that there was an "innocent explanation" for the incident that satisfied both the court and government.
  17. "The worms never get satisfied, regardless of how much food you give them," she was once overheard saying, referring to their complaints about food shortages that plague Romania.
  18. Not satisfied, Sen. Riegle asked the SEC to state the scope and status of its investigation within a few days.
  19. "It is a matter on which we are not completely satisfied, and we intend to pressure them," Peck said.
  20. Hospitals generally seemed satisfied.
  21. The formula they applied, they said, satisfied the company's accountants. The researchers said they assessed the direct costs of mistakes, the time taken to rectify them, the indirect costs of time wasted and the costs of loss of business.
  22. "Although the detection rate has improved since last year, I will not be satisfied until we achieve a 100 percent success rate in detecting weapons," Burnley said.
  23. If you ask people if they are satisfied with their working conditions, you need to know what minimum margin of discontent can reasonably be expected. The second protection is careful question design, avoiding leading or blank-cheque negative ones.
  24. In his memorandum to department employees, Watkins said that although he saw indications of improvements at the plants, he was not satisfied that all managers take the need for further improvements seriously.
  25. The human rights leader said he was satisfied with the current situation of the detainees, but he urged Mauritanian authorities to impose heavy punishment on those who ill-treated prisoners.
  26. But some in the crowd were not satisfied.
  27. United Nations envoy, Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, who visited Iran earlier this month to investigate rights abuses there, said he was satisfied with Iranian due process.
  28. Executives of a few major general merchandise and department store chains said they were satisfied with their results.
  29. "He satisfied the board and its financial advisers that the money was in place" to bid, Mr. Fawcus said.
  30. Demand for such fabrics in the UK is currently satisfied by imports: Japan exported polyester fabric worth Pounds 42m to the UK last year. Britain is not alone in Europe in winning inward investment from Japanese textiles companies.
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