Simple Definition of gratify
: to make (someone) happy or satisfied
: to do or give whatever is wanted or demanded by (someone or something)
Examples of gratify
A guilty verdict would gratify the victim's relatives.
He's only concerned with gratifying his own desires.
Origin of gratify
Middle French gratifier, from Latin gratificari to show kindness to, from gratus + -ificari, passive of -ificare -ify
First Known Use: 1539
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GRATIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of gratify
1 : to give pleasure or satisfaction to <The loud applause gratified her.>
2 : to do or give whatever is wanted by <He only wants to gratify his wishes.>
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