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gratify (verb) satisfy; indulge.
When a person gives you something that satisfies you or pleases you, he gratifies you. The thing he has given gratifies you. You are gratified when your desires are satisfied. You are gratified by others' appreciation of your work, that is, their appreciation satisfies you. If it gratifies you to see that others have accepted your invitation, it satisfies you.
- Several reviewers, even severe critics among them, acclaiming his book has gratified Jonathan. He felt happy that his effort has been properly rewarded.
- Henry was dying to know who had been arrested for the crime, and the detective inspector gratified his curiosity by telling him the name of the arrested person.