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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gratify  \Grat"i*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gratified};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Gratifying}.]  [F.  gratifier,  L.  gratificari  gratus 
  pleasing  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make  See  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  please;  to  give  pleasure  to  to  satisfy;  to  soothe;  to 
  indulge;  as  to  gratify  the  taste,  the  appetite,  the 
  senses  the  desires,  the  mind,  etc 
 
  For  who  would  die  to  gratify  a  foe?  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  requite;  to  recompense.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  remains  .  .  .  To  gratify  his  noble  service. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  indulge;  humor  please;  delight;  requite;  recompense. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Gratify},  {Indulge},  {Humor.}  Gratify,  is  the 
  generic  term,  and  has  reference  simply  to  the  pleasure 
  communicated.  To  indulge  a  person  implies  that  we 
  concede  something  to  his  wishes  or  his  weaknesses 
  which  he  could  not  claim,  and  which  had  better, 
  perhaps,  be  spared.  To  humor  is  to  adapt  ourselves  to 
  the  varying  moods,  and  perhaps,  caprices,  of  others 
  We  gratify  a  child  by  showing  him  the  sights  of  a 
  large  city;  we  indulge  him  in  some  extra  expense  on 
  such  an  occasion;  we  humor  him  when  he  is  tired  and 
  exacting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gratifying 
  adj  1:  giving  pleasure  or  satisfaction  [syn:  {appreciated},  {pleasing}, 
  {satisfying}] 
  2:  occasioning  pride;  "a  gratifying  (or  proud)  achievement" 
  3:  pleasing  to  the  mind  or  feeling;  "sweet  revenge"  [syn:  {sweet}] 
  4:  affording  satisfaction  or  pleasure;  "the  company  was 
  enjoyable";  "found  her  praise  gratifying";  "full  of 
  happiness  and  pleasurable  excitement";  "good  printing 
  makes  a  book  more  pleasurable  to  read"  [syn:  {enjoyable}, 
  {pleasurable}] 




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