gratified


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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.

gratified

(ˈɡrætɪfaɪd)
adj
pleased or satisfied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gratified - having received what was desired
pleased - experiencing or manifesting pleasure

gratified

adjective
Having achieved satisfaction, as of one's goal:
Translations
راضٍ، مَسْرور
potěšený
glad
kielégített
ánægîur
džiuginantisnudžiugęs
apmierinātsiepriecināts

gratified

[ˈgrætɪfaɪd] ADJcontento, satisfecho

gratified

[ˈgrætɪfaɪd] adj (= pleased) → très satisfait(e)
to be gratified (that) ... → être satisfait(e) que ...
to be gratified to hear (that) ... → apprendre avec plaisir que ...

gratified

[ˈgrætɪˌfaɪd] adjsoddisfatto/a

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 ?
The note is from Mother, and the flowers from Laurie," said Meg simply, yet much gratified that he had not forgotten her.
He was childishly gratified to discover her appetite, and to see the relish with which she ate the food which he had procured for her.
When the triumphant shout of Uncas was borne to his ears, the gratified father raised his voice in a single responsive cry, after which his busy piece alone proved that he still guarded his pass with unwearied diligence.
Well," said the gratified and reddening visitor, "it ain't perhaps the square thing to them or myself to say that they reckoned to have me discuss their delicate affairs for them, but--"
The vapor of the broiled fish arose like incense from the shrine of a barbarian idol, while the fragrance of the Mocha might have gratified the nostrils of a tutelary Lar, or whatever power has scope over a modern breakfast-table.
There were naturally things that in Flora's presence could pass between us only as prodigious and gratified looks, obscure and roundabout allusions.
It had been his custom to get the Bible read to him by his master's children, in particular by young Master George; and, as they read, he would designate, by bold, strong marks and dashes, with pen and ink, the passages which more particularly gratified his ear or affected his heart.
Surprise and astonishment flashed from face to face all over the house; the queen's gratified smile faded out at the name of Sir Kay, and she looked disap- pointed; and the page whispered in my ear with an accent and manner expressive of extravagant derision --
He asked after her nephew Tom, and she said he was on his way home and that she was expecting him to arrive a little before night, and added that she and the judge were gratified to gather from his letters that he was conducting himself very nicely and creditably--at which Wilson winked to himself privately.
He knew that in her heart his aunt was on her knees to him, and he was morosely gratified by the consciousness of it.
She was nevertheless left a slave--a slave for life--a slave in the hands of strangers; and in their hands she saw her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, divided, like so many sheep, without being gratified with the small privilege of a single word, as to their or her own destiny.
Miss Woodhouse was so great a personage in Highbury, that the prospect of the introduction had given as much panic as pleasure; but the humble, grateful little girl went off with highly gratified feelings, delighted with the affability with which Miss Woodhouse had treated her all the evening, and actually shaken hands with her at last!