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satisfy a need

This page is about the collocation satisfy a need

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to give or provide what somebody needs

For example

  • We want a healthcare system that satisfies the needs of everyone, not just rich people.

  • There's enough in this world to satisfy need, but not nearly enough to satisfy greed.

Note:
Similar collocations include "serve a need" and "meet a need", and related collocations include "satisfy an appetite" and "satisfy a desire"

Quick Quiz

If children's educational needs are being satisfied, a school

a. is working well

b. needs improving

c. needs fewer teachers

Contributor: Matt Errey