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English definition of “gratify”

gratify

verb [T]     /ˈɡræt.ɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˈɡræt̬.ə-/
to please someone, or to satisfy a wish or need: We were gratified by the response to our appeal. [+ to infinitive] He was gratified to see how well his students had done.Causing pleasure gratification     /ˌɡræt.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌɡræt̬.ə-/ noun [U] sexual gratification Some people expect instant gratification (= to get what they want immediately).Pleasure and happiness
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