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." -- Atterbury.
Syn. -- To satiate; sate; content; grafity; compensate. See Satiate.