gratify - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˈɡrætɪfaɪ/
present tense
I/you/we/theygratify
he/she/itgratifies
present participlegratifying
past tensegratified
past participlegratified
  1. [usually passive] to make someone feel pleased and satisfied

    She was gratified to find that her advice was of some use.

derived word

gratification

 

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/ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]