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(Sat`is*fac"tive) a. Satisfactory. [Obs.]
Satisfactive discernment of fish.Sir T. Browne.
(Sat`is*fac"to*ry) a. [Cf. F. satisfactoire.]
1. Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty,
and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation.
2. Making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as,
to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology.
A most wise and sufficient means of redemption and salvation, by the satisfactory and meritorious death
and obedience of the incarnate Son of God, Jesus Christ.Bp. Sanderson.
Sat`is*fac"to*ri*ly adv. Sat`is*fac"to*ri*ness, n.
(Sat"is*fi`a*ble), a. That may be satisfied.
(Sat"is*fi`er) n. One who satisfies.
(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 twoMilton.
Be forced to satisfy his ravenous maw.
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.
(Sat"is*fy) v. i.
1. To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.
2. To make payment or atonement; to atone. Milton.
(Sat"is*fy`ing*ly) adv. So as to satisfy; satisfactorily.
(Sa"tive) a. [L. sativus, fr. serere, satum, to sow.] Sown; propagated by seed. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(Sa"tle) v. t. & i. To settle. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Sa"trap) n. [L. satrapes, Gr. fr. OPers. khshatrapavan ruler: cf. F. satrape.] The governor of
a province in ancient Persia; hence, a petty autocrat despot.