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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: gratifier, from Latin gratificare 'to make yourself pleasing', from gratus; GRATEFUL

gratify

verb
     
grat‧i‧fy past tense and past participle gratified, present participle gratifying, third person singular gratifies [transitive] formal
1 [usually passive] to make someone feel pleased and satisfied:
He was gratified by Lucy's response.
be gratified to see/hear/learn etc
John was gratified to see the improvement in his mother's health.
2 to satisfy a desire, need etc:
She did not propose to gratify Gloria's curiosity any further.
gratification noun [uncountable and countable]
sexual gratification

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