verb (used without object) sat·is·ficed, sat·is·fic·ing.
- to choose or adopt the first satisfactory option that one comes across: the tendency of decision-makers to satisfice rather than look for the optimal solution.
- (intr) to act in such a way as to satisfy the minimum requirements for achieving a particular result
- (tr) obsolete to satisfy
v.1560s, “to satisfy” (implied in satisficed), altered of satisfy by influence of its Latin root satisfacere. A Northern English colloquial word; modern use from c.1956 may be an independent formation. Related: Satisficing.