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 ?
Edna had staked her father on his last venture, with the most gratifying results to both of them.
When Magua thought sufficient time had been lost in gratifying the family affection of the warrior, he again made the signal to proceed.
Then a scene ensued which was in every way gratifying and inspiriting.
They caught fish, cooked supper and ate it, and then fell to guessing at what the village was thinking and saying about them; and the pictures they drew of the public distress on their ac- count were gratifying to look upon -- from their point of view.
She blushed at this hint; but it was even visibly gratifying to her; and after a ten minutes' interval of earnest thought, she came to her sister again, and said with great good humour, "Perhaps, Elinor, it WAS rather ill-judged in me to go to Allenham; but Mr.
It's very gratifying and agreeable to me, I am sure; but don't you think you could do better?
And although my sister instantly boxed my ears, it was highly gratifying to me to see that the answer spoilt his joke, and brought him to a dead stop.
He had long known that the delusion was partly due to a trap laid for him by Dunstan, who saw in his brother's degrading marriage the means of gratifying at once his jealous hate and his cupidity.
and so on, with a gusto of appreciation that must have been very gratifying to the author had he been present.
In the profession we are accustomed to receive a great deal of most gratifying attention.
With a disposition to invade the essential rights of the community, and with the means of gratifying that disposition, is it presumable that the persons who were actuated by it would amuse themselves in the ridiculous task of fabricating election laws for securing a preference to a favorite class of men?
What these stuffs did there, it was impossible to say; they awaited, while gratifying the eyes, a destination unknown to their owner himself; in the meantime they filled the place with their golden and silky reflections.