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.
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gratified

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

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

gratified

[ˈgrætɪfaɪd] ADJcontento, satisfecho
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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 ...
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gratified

[ˈgrætɪˌfaɪd] adjsoddisfatto/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

gratified

(ˈgrӕtifaid) adjective
pleased. I was gratified at the response to my letter.
ˈgratifying adjective
causing pleasure or satisfaction. a gratifying result.
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References in classic literature ?
The whole story is curious and uncommon, and abounds with incidents that fill the hearers with wonder and astonishment; and so great is the pleasure we have found in listening to it that we should be glad if it were to begin again, even though to-morrow were to find us still occupied with the same tale." And while he said this Cardenio and the rest of them offered to be of service to him in any way that lay in their power, and in words and language so kindly and sincere that the captain was much gratified by their good-will.
The captain was waiting to see what the curate would do, when the latter, taking him with the other hand, advanced with both of them to where the Judge and the other gentlemen were and said, "Let your tears cease to flow, Senor Judge, and the wish of your heart be gratified as fully as you could desire, for you have before you your worthy brother and your good sister-in-law.
Thus the Prince with great dignity and perfect good nature, while Archie looked modestly gratified with the flattering opinions of his kinsfolk, and Steve subsided, feeling he had done his duty as a cousin and a brother.
After these preparations he signified that the two men should be brought before him, and greeted them with this salutation: "What sort of a king do I seem to you to be, O strangers?' The Lying Traveler replied, "You seem to me a most mighty king." "And what is your estimate of those you see around me?' "These," he made answer, "are worthy companions of yourself, fit at least to be ambassadors and leaders of armies." The Ape and all his court, gratified with the lie, commanded that a handsome present be given to the flatterer.
who have often disdained the generous candour of my sister, and gratified my vanity in useless or blameable mistrust!
I made no haste to return on deck, and when I did I was gratified to see Miss Brewster in animated conversation with Wolf Larsen.
'Amy, my dear,' said Mr Dorrit, taking her by the hand, 'this is the close of a day, that has--ha--greatly impressed and gratified me.'
Miss Crawford appeared gratified by the application, and after a moment's thought, urged Fanny's returning with her in a much more cordial manner than before, and proposed their going up into her room, where they might have a comfortable coze, without disturbing Dr.
I am gratified by your reference, and this is my advice: that you come to town yourself, without loss of time, but that you leave Frederica behind.
"Well," said Porthos, "Mouston fattened so well, that he gratified all my hopes, by reaching my standard; a fact of which I was well able to convince myself, by seeing the rascal, one day, in a waistcoat of mine, which he had turned into a coat - a waistcoat, the mere embroidery of which was worth a hundred pistoles."
Ian Blackford MP said he was "gratified" that the focus was no longer on the timetable for such a vote.
| UNITED NATIONS, March 5 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "gratified" by the Somali Appeals Court dropping charges on Sunday against a woman who had claimed to be raped by government forces, his press office said in a statement late Monday.