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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give satisfaction)
a. to satisfy
Nada me satisface más que cumplir mis sueños.Nothing satisfies me more than making my dreams come true.
2. (to gratify)
a. to satisfy
Esta barra de chocolate va a satisfacer mi hambre por el momento.This chocolate bar will satisfy my hunger for the time being.
b. to meet
El producto no satisface los estándares de la industria ni cumple con las regulaciones del gobierno.The product doesn't meet the industry standards nor complies with government regulations.
c. to fulfill
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ponte en contacto con nosotros y satisfaremos tu necesidad inmediatamente.Contact us and we will fulfill your request immediately.
d. to fulfil (United Kingdom)
El empleador me dijo que satisfago sus expectativas y que me van a contratar.The employer said I fulfiled their expectations, and they will hire me.
3. (to make a payment to)
a. to pay
Las partes deberán satisfacer la deuda en efectivo.The parties shall pay the debt in cash.
b. to settle
Satisfice la deuda, pero no tengo pruebas porque perdí el recibo.I settled the debt, but I can't prove it because I lost the receipt.
4. (to indemnify)
a. to compensate
Se satisfará adecuadamente a los empleados que echaron.The employees who were fired will be compensated adequately.
b. to redress
El demandado deberá satisfacer la injuria ocasionada y realizar trabajo comunitario.The defendant shall redress the grievance sustained and do community service.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to obtain satisfaction)
a. to be satisfied
Me satisfago solo con tener comida y techo.Food and shelter is all I need to be satisfied.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (persona, curiosidad, hambre)
a. to satisfy
2. (sueño)
a. to fulfill
su explicación no nos satisfizowe weren't satisfied with his explanation
3. (gustar, agradar)
a. to please
me satisface anunciar…I am pleased to announce…
4. (deuda, pago)
a. to pay, to settle
5. (ofensa, daño)
a. to redress
6. (duda, pregunta)
a. to answer
7. (cumplir; requisitos, exigencias)
a. to meet
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (general)
a. to be satisfied
no se satisfacen con nadanothing seems to satisfy them
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transitive verb
1 [+persona] to satisfy
el resultado no me satisface I'm not satisfied o happy with the result; satisfacer a algn de o por una ofensa to give sb satisfaction for an offence
2 (compensar) [+gastos, demanda] to meet; [+deuda] to pay; [+éxito] to gratify; please; [+necesidad, solicitud] to meet; satisfy; (Com) [+letra de cambio] to honour; honor; (EEUU)
3 [+culpa] to expiate; [+pérdida] to make good
pronominal verb
1 (contentarse) to satisfy o.s.; be satisfied
satisfacerse con muy poco to be content with very little
2 (vengarse) to take revenge
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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