We need a process in which A and B are properly connected. The process X satisfies such connection.

Is "to satisfy a connection" used in the above sense idiomatic? Other similar option is "meet".

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    I think the process satisfies the requirement, not the connection.
    – J.R.
    Dec 14 '17 at 21:54
  • Or Process X establishes the requisite connection between A and B. Dec 14 '17 at 22:27
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo So "establish" is your top choice? What about "draw"?
    – Sasan
    Dec 18 '17 at 0:19
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    No, draw is not correct. "to draw a connection" is to infer something. The verb make would also do instead of establish. Dec 18 '17 at 0:23
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    establish is an idiomatic choice. Dec 18 '17 at 0:26

Things that can be satisfied are wants, urges, needs, and rules.

Requirements, decrees, edicts, laws, commandments, convenants, regulations typically fall in the "rules" category.

Connection won't typically be something that can be directly satisified unless through context it's something that "wants." If you are doing system programming for TCP/IP, you might speak of a program "satisfying" a connection to prevent it from timing out, but otherwise you wouldn't say "satisfy a connection."

  • So what is the right verb for connection?
    – Sasan
    Dec 17 '17 at 22:04
  • You say “satisfies the requirements for connection.”
    – LawrenceC
    Dec 17 '17 at 22:17
  • What about "maintains/holds such connection"?
    – Sasan
    Dec 17 '17 at 23:04
  • Maintain means something different than satisfy. Maintain means to do something to keep something going, whereas satisfying might happen in order to start something or keep something going. Two terms are not really synonymous.
    – LawrenceC
    Dec 17 '17 at 23:14
  • What about "draw such connection"?
    – Sasan
    Dec 17 '17 at 23:37

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