gratify gratify  /ˈɡræ tə ˌfaɪ/


  1. (v) make happy or satisfied
  2. (v) yield (to); give satisfaction to



  1. When hurt, his only recourse to relieve his anger and gratify his longing for love is by applying the fingernails.
  2. All this must gratify every Russian Orthodox, but it infinitely pains every Old Bolshevik.


  • Police End Flasher’s Crime Spree

    EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene police say they have ended a flasher’s nine month crime spree. They say the suspected flasher has been terrorizing women in the downtown and Whitaker areas. “He would get somebody’s attention and expose himself and gratify himself for his own pleasure,” said Melinda McLaughlin of the Eugene Police Department. Incidents date back … Continue reading »
    on July 16, 2013     Source: KEZI 9 Eugene


  1. Thanking those newspapers and TV channels that saw his remarks in context and refused to rake up a controversy where none existed, Mr. Tharoor said "irresponsible reporting may briefly gratify a few sensation-seekers in the media but they do not do...
    on Jan 10, 2010 By: Shashi Tharoor Source: The Hindu

  2. Spafford said he tries to live his life by Mark Twain's quote, "Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest," which is on display above his computer where he can always see it.
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Mark Twain Source: The Exponent

  3. "They have given of their time and resources to help MDA, and it never ceases to gratify me that so many of you care so much about 'mykids,'" Lewis said to firefighters across the nation who helped out in the drive.
    on Jun 11, 2007 By: Jerry Lewis Source: Weatherford Democrat

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