One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Accept an available option as satisfactory.‘it talks about telling you not to just satisfice but to always look for the best’
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.’
- ‘When you satisfice, you don't let an impossible quest for the perfect destroy your enjoyment of the good.’
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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