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Decide on and pursue a course of action that will satisfy the minimum requirements necessary to achieve a particular goal.
fulfil, gratify, meet, fill, serve, provide for, supplyView synonyms
- ‘As Simon pointed out, we usually ‘satisfice’ instead of optimizing difficult problems due to limited time and insight, settling for a solution that is good enough.’
Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘satisfy’): alteration of satisfy, influenced by Latin satisfacere. The formal use dates from the 1950s.
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