Gratify - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡrætɪfaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word gratify
Brit.  |ˈɡratɪfʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word gratify


- make happy or satisfied (syn: satisfy)
- yield (to); give satisfaction to (syn: indulge, pander)


A guilty verdict would gratify the victim's relatives.

He's only concerned with gratifying his own desires.

It gratified him to have his wife wear jewels.

He was gratified by Lucy's response.

John was gratified to see the improvement in his mother's health.

She did not propose to gratify Gloria's curiosity any further.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: gratify
he/she/it: gratifies
present participle: gratifying
past tense: gratified
past participle: gratified
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