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gratify

grat·i·fy

gratify

 
 
pronunciation:
grae t faI
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gratified, gratifies, gratifying
definition 1: to give pleasure or satisfaction to (someone).
Her good grades gratified her parents.
synonyms:
please
antonyms:
anger, disappoint, displease
similar words:
content, delight, gladden, pleasure, satisfy, suit
definition 2: to satisfy or indulge (a desire, impulse, or the like).
He gratified his anger with a sudden outburst of yelling.
synonyms:
indulge, yield to
antonyms:
frustrate, repress
similar words:
appease, ease, pacify, please, relieve, satisfy, soothe
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derivation: gratifier (n.)
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