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 for satisfying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Satisfy \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.
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              Death shall . . . with us two
              Be forced to satisfy his ravenous maw. --Milton.
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     2. To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is
        due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.
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     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.
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     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.
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              The standing evidences of the truth of the gospel
              are in themselves most firm, solid, and satisfying.
                                                    --Atterbury.
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     Syn: To satiate; sate; content; grafity; compensate. See
          Satiate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  satisfying
      adj 1: providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good
             solid food"; "ate a substantial breakfast"; "four square
             meals a day" [syn: hearty, satisfying, solid,
             square, substantial]
      2: providing freedom from worry [syn: comforting, cheering,
         satisfying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "satisfying":
     absolute, adequate, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, ample,
     assuring, authoritative, blissful, cheerful, cloying, cloysome,
     cogent, comforting, commensurate, compatible, compensating,
     compensative, compensatory, complaisant, conclusive, congenial,
     convictional, convincing, cordial, decisive, desirable,
     determinative, dulcet, en rapport, enjoyable, equal to, fair,
     fair and pleasant, felicific, felicitous, filling, fine,
     fulfilling, genial, good, goodly, gracious, grateful, gratifying,
     harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed, impressive, jading, likable,
     lucrative, mellifluous, mellow, moneymaking, nice, overfilling,
     pacifying, paying, persuasive, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable,
     pleasure-giving, pleasureful, profitable, proportionable,
     proportionate, remunerative, reparative, repaying, retributive,
     retributory, rewardful, rewarding, satiating, sating, satisfactory,
     solid, sound, sufficient, sufficing, surfeiting, sweet, telling,
     welcome
  
  

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