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gratify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgratifygrat‧i‧fy /ˈɡrætɪfaɪ/ verb (gratified, gratifying, gratifies) [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 SATISFIEDto 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. Grammar Gratify is usually passive in this meaning.2 SATISFIEDto satisfy a desire, need etc 🔊 She did not propose to gratify Gloria’s curiosity any further.gratification /ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 sexual gratification→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
gratifyI am embarrassed and totally gratified.Necking, petting, become gratifying enough pastimes and I am lucky with the boys in my life.I knew that faking the tears would gratify her and end the punishment, but I refused.It gratified him to discover how popular his singing was.Too many men believe that women exist mainly to gratify their needs.I was not surprised, although I was rather gratified, to find the semi-detached house one of incredible modesty.be gratified to see/hear/learn etcHe was gratified to see the shock in Gazzer's eyes.
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Verb table
gratify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygratify
he, she, itgratifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygratified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gratified
he, she, ithas gratified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gratified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gratify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gratified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gratifying
he, she, itis gratifying
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you, we, theyare gratifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas gratifying
you, we, theywere gratifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gratifying
he, she, ithas been gratifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gratifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gratifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gratifying
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