gratifying


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grat·i·fy

 (grăt′ə-fī′)
tr.v. grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
1. To please or satisfy: My good grades gratify my parents. See Synonyms at please.
2. To give in to (a desire); indulge: He gratified his curiosity by going to the exhibit.
3. Archaic To reward.

[Middle English gratifien, to favor, from Latin grātificārī : grātus, pleasing; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots + -ficārī, -fy.]

grat′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
grat′i·fi′er n.
grat′i·fy′ing adj.
grat′i·fy′ing·ly adv.

gratifying

(ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪɪŋ)
adj
giving one satisfaction or pleasure
ˈgratiˌfyingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gratifying - pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
2.gratifying - affording satisfaction or pleasure; "the company was enjoyable"; "found her praise gratifying"; "full of happiness and pleasurable excitement"; "good printing makes a book more pleasurable to read"
pleasant - affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations"

gratifying

adjective
Translations
مُرْضٍ ، سار
potěšitelný
glædelig
örömet okozó
ánægjulegur, fullnægjandi
potešiteľný
sevindirici

gratifying

[ˈgrætɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJgrato
it is gratifying to know thatme es grato saber que ...
with gratifying speedcon loable prontitud

gratifying

[ˈgrætɪfaɪɪŋ] adj [result] → très satisfaisant(e)
it is gratifying to ... → cela fait plaisir de ...
it is gratifying that ... → cela fait plaisir que ...

gratifying

adj(sehr) erfreulich; it is gratifying to learn that …es ist erfreulich zu erfahren, dass …

gratifying

[ˈgrætɪˌfaɪɪŋ] adjgradito/a, soddisfacente

gratified

(ˈgrӕtifaid) adjective
pleased. I was gratified at the response to my letter.
ˈgratifying adjective
causing pleasure or satisfaction. a gratifying result.
References in classic literature ?
That would be very gratifying, no doubt," said the Second Politician, "but, alas
and so on, with a gusto of appreciation that must have been very gratifying to the author had he been present.
Ferrars considered it in that light-- a very gratifying circumstance you know to us all.
My second brother is in Peru, so wealthy that with what he has sent to my father and to me he has fully repaid the portion he took with him, and has even furnished my father's hands with the means of gratifying his natural generosity, while I too have been enabled to pursue my studies in a more becoming and creditable fashion, and so to attain my present standing.
Rook's reply as a gratifying tribute to the justice of her own opinions.
Charlie obediently sat himself upon a hassock at her feet; the other sinners drew near to catch the words of wisdom about to fall from her lips, and Rose, softened by this gratifying humility, addressed them in her most maternal tone.
The storm had cleared the air, and quite a heavenly calm succeeded, during which plans of a most varied and surprising sort were laid, for everyone burned to make noble sacrifices upon the shrine of "poor Mac," and Rose was the guiding star to whom the others looked with most gratifying submission.
His behaviour to herself could now have had no tolerable motive; he had either been deceived with regard to her fortune, or had been gratifying his vanity by encouraging the preference which she believed she had most incautiously shown.
It is gratifying to me to acknowledge the fraternal friendship you have evinced towards me, and to call you, more justly than ever, my brother.
To Mr Sparkler, when Miss Fanny permitted him to appear, Mr Dorrit said, he would not disguise that the alliance Mr Sparkler did him the honour to propose was highly congenial to his feelings; both as being in unison with the spontaneous affections of his daughter Fanny, and as opening a family connection of a gratifying nature with Mr Merdle, the master spirit of the age.
The attention and distinction you have so impressively mentioned, Mrs General, as attaching to this confidence, are, I have no doubt, of the most complimentary and gratifying description; but they don't at all proceed from me.
I therefore, my love, take the opportunity afforded by this gratifying and impressive occasion of--ha--solemnly remarking, that it is now a cherished wish and purpose of mine to see you--ha--eligibly (I repeat eligibly) married.