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grat·i·fy  (grt-f)
tr.v. grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
1. To please or satisfy: His achievement gratified his father. See Synonyms at please.
2. To give what is desired to; indulge: gratified her curiosity.
3. Archaic To reward.

[Middle English gratifien, to favor, from Latin grtificr : grtus, pleasing; see gwer-2 in Indo-European roots + -ficr, -fy.]

grati·fier n.
grati·fying adj.
grati·fying·ly adv.

gratify (ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to satisfy or please
2. to yield to or indulge (a desire, whim, etc)
3. to reward
[C16: from Latin grātificārī to do a favour to, from grātus grateful + facere to make]
ˈgratiˌfier n
grat•i•fy (ˈgræt əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to give pleasure to (a person) by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings: Her praise gratified us all.
2. to satisfy; indulge: to gratify one's appetites.
3. Archaic. to reward; remunerate.
[1350–1400; < Latin grātificāre=grāt(us) pleasing + -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy]
grat′i•fy`ing, adj.

gratify
Past participle: gratified
Gerund: gratifying

Imperative
gratify
gratify
Present
I gratify
you gratify
he/she/it gratifies
we gratify
you gratify
they gratify
Preterite
I gratified
you gratified
he/she/it gratified
we gratified
you gratified
they gratified
Present Continuous
I am gratifying
you are gratifying
he/she/it is gratifying
we are gratifying
you are gratifying
they are gratifying
Present Perfect
I have gratified
you have gratified
he/she/it has gratified
we have gratified
you have gratified
they have gratified
Past Continuous
I was gratifying
you were gratifying
he/she/it was gratifying
we were gratifying
you were gratifying
they were gratifying
Past Perfect
I had gratified
you had gratified
he/she/it had gratified
we had gratified
you had gratified
they had gratified
Future
I will gratify
you will gratify
he/she/it will gratify
we will gratify
you will gratify
they will gratify
Future Perfect
I will have gratified
you will have gratified
he/she/it will have gratified
we will have gratified
you will have gratified
they will have gratified
Future Continuous
I will be gratifying
you will be gratifying
he/she/it will be gratifying
we will be gratifying
you will be gratifying
they will be gratifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gratifying
you have been gratifying
he/she/it has been gratifying
we have been gratifying
you have been gratifying
they have been gratifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gratifying
you will have been gratifying
he/she/it will have been gratifying
we will have been gratifying
you will have been gratifying
they will have been gratifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gratifying
you had been gratifying
he/she/it had been gratifying
we had been gratifying
you had been gratifying
they had been gratifying
Conditional
I would gratify
you would gratify
he/she/it would gratify
we would gratify
you would gratify
they would gratify
Past Conditional
I would have gratified
you would have gratified
he/she/it would have gratified
we would have gratified
you would have gratified
they would have gratified
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Verb1.gratify - make happy or satisfied
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
please - give satisfaction; "The waiters around her aim to please"
content - make content; "I am contented"
2.gratify - yield (to); give satisfaction to
humor, humour - put into a good mood
spree - engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
sow one's oats, sow one's wild oats - live promiscuously and self-indulgently

gratify
verb
1. please, delight, satisfy, thrill, give pleasure, gladden She was gratified by his response.
2. satisfy, feed, fulfil, indulge, humour, cater to, pander to, fawn on He took advantage of these girls to gratify his own lust.
Translations
gratify [ˈgrætɪfaɪ] VT [+ person] → complacer; [+ desire, whim etc] → satisfacer
I am gratified to knowme complace saberlo
he was much gratifiedse puso muy contento
gratify [ˈgrætɪfaɪ] vt
[+ person] → faire plaisir à
[+ whim, appetite, curiosity] → satisfaire
gratify
vt
(= give pleasure)erfreuen; to be gratified at or by or with somethingüber etw (acc)hocherfreut sein; I was gratified to hear that …ich habe mit Genugtuung gehört, dass …
(= satisfy)befriedigen, zufriedenstellen
gratify [ˈgrætɪˌfaɪ] vt (person) → far piacere a, dare soddisfazione a; (desire, whim) → soddisfare, appagare


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Altho' I cannot agree with you in supposing that I shall never again be exposed to Misfortunes as unmerited as those I have already experienced, yet to avoid the imputation of Obstinacy or ill-nature, I will gratify the curiosity of your daughter; and may the fortitude with which I have suffered the many afflictions of my past Life, prove to her a useful lesson for the support of those which may befall her in her own.
For men are not guilty of crimes for necessaries only (for which he thinks an equality of goods would be a sufficient remedy, as they would then have no occasion to steal cold or hunger), but that they may enjoy what the desire, and not wish for it in vain; for if their desire extend beyond the common necessaries of life, they were be wicked to gratify them; and not only so, but if their wishes point that way, they will do the same to enjoy those pleasures which are free from the alloy of pain.
You needed them; I know that from Thedora herself, and it will always be a particular pleasure to me to gratify you in anything.
 
 
 
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