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King James Dictionary

Satisfy

SAT'ISFY, L. satisfacio satis, enough, and facio, to make.

1. To gratify wants, wishes or desires to the full extent to supply possession or enjoyment till no more is desired. The demands of hunger may be easily satisfied but who can satisfy the passion for money or honor?
2. To supply fully what is necessary and demanded by natural laws as, to satisfy with rain the desolate and waste ground. Job 38 .
3. To pay to content to recompense or indemnify to the full extent of claims as, to satisfy demands.

He is well paid, that is, well satisfied.

4. To appease by punishment as, to satisfy rigor.
5. To free from doubt, suspense or uncertainty to cause the mind to rest in confidence by ascertaining the truth as, to satisfy one's self by inquiry.
6. To convince. A jury must be satisfied of the guilt of a man, before they can justly condemn him.

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

7. To pay to discharge as, to satisfy an execution.

Debts due to the United States are to be first satisfied.

SAT'ISFY,

1. To give content. Earthly good never satisfies.
2. To feed or supply to the full.
3. To make payment. But the intransitive use of this verb is generally elliptical.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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