- vi. 令人满意；令人满足
- vt. 满足；说服，使相信；使满意，使高兴
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自拉丁语 satisfacere,使满意，使足够，来自 satis,足够的，词源同 satiate,facere,做，制造， 词源同 fact,factory.
- satisfy:  Etymologically, satisfy means ‘make enough’. It comes, via Old French satisfier, from Latin satisfacere ‘satisfy, content’, a compound verb formed from satis ‘enough’ (a relative of English sad, sated, and saturate, and source of English satiate). The derived noun satisfaction reached English well over a century before the verb, in the specialized ecclesiastical sense ‘performance of penance’.
=> sad, sated, satiate, saturate
- satisfy (v.)
- early 15c., from Middle French satisfier, from Old French satisfaire "pay, repay, make reparation" (14c., Modern French satisfaire), from Latin satisfacere "discharge fully, comply with, make amends," literally "do enough," from satis "enough" (from PIE root *sa- "to satisfy;" see sad) + facere "to make, do, perform" (see factitious). Related: Satisfied; satisfying.
- 1. Cheap goods are available, but not in sufficient quantities to satisfy demand.
- 2. They are there only to satisfy their ghoulish curiosity.
- 3. The scandal stories satisfy people's curiosity for a few hours.
- 4. To satisfy our own curiosity we traveled to Baltimore.
- 5. We just can't find enough good second-hand cars to satisfy demand.
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