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gratifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈɡræt.ɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈɡræt̬.ə-/
to ​please someone, or to ​satisfy a ​wish or need: We were gratified by the ​response to ​ourappeal. [+ to infinitive] He was gratified tosee how well his ​students had done.
gratification
noun [U] uk   /ˌɡræt.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɡræt̬.ə-/
sexual gratification Some ​peopleexpect instant gratification (= to get what they ​wantimmediately).
(Definition of gratify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gratifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈɡræt̬·əˌfɑɪ/
to ​please someone, or to ​satisfy a ​wish or need: [+ to infinitive] He was gratified to ​see how well his ​students had done.
gratifying
adjective  us   /ˈɡræt̬·əˌfɑɪ·ɪŋ/
It was a ​biggame for us, and a very gratifying ​win.
(Definition of gratify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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