Gratify Definition

gratified, gratifies, gratifying
gratified, gratifies, gratifying
To please or satisfy.
My good grades gratify my parents.
American Heritage
To give pleasure or satisfaction.
Webster's New World
To give in to; indulge; humor.
Webster's New World
To reward.
Webster's New World

To please.


Origin of Gratify

  • Middle English gratifien to favor from Latin grātificārī grātus pleasing gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots -ficārī -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gratifier, from Latin gratificare (“to do a favor to, oblige, please, gratify”), from gratus (“kind, pleasing”) + facere (“to make”).

    From Wiktionary

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