Part of speech: verb

To please; satisfy.

Part of speech: verb

To recompense; reward.

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Usage examples "gratify":

  1. Otherwise, I do not feel like sharing my affairs with him; I do not want to drag Jessamine Hynds out of her grave to gratify his curiosity. - "A Woman Named Smith", Marie Conway Oemler.
  2. New Orleans presents very little that can gratify the eye of taste, but nevertheless there is much of novelty and interest for a newly arrived European. - "Domestic Manners of the Americans", Fanny Trollope.
  3. But this might gratify the father in Sir Austin; it did not touch the man of science. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.