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verb [transitive] formal gratify pronunciation in American English /ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪ/
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present tense
present participlegratifying
past tensegratified
past participlegratified
  1. [usually passive] to make someone feel pleased and satisfied
    She was gratified to learn that her advice was of some use.


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 gratify pronunciation in American English /ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
sexual gratification


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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