|Origin:||gratifier, from Latin gratificare 'to make yourself pleasing', from gratus; GRATEFUL|
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.
to satisfy a desire, need etc:
She did not propose to gratify Gloria's curiosity any further.
—gratification noun [uncountable and countable]