HyperDic: gratify

English > 2 senses of the word gratify:
VERBemotiongratify, satisfymake happy or satisfied
consumptiongratify, pander, indulgeyield (to)
gratify > pronunciation
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > gratify: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningmake happy or satisfied.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to gratify Sue
Narrowercontentmake content
please, delightGive pleasure to or be pleasing to
pleaseGive satisfaction
Oppositedissatisfyfail to satisfy
Spanishcomplacer, gratificar, gustar, satisfacer
Catalancomplaure, gratificar, satisfer
Nounsgratificationthe act or an instance of satisfying
gratificationstate of being gratified or satisfied
English > gratify: 2 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningYield (to) ; give satisfaction to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam cannot gratify Sue
Synonymspander, indulge
Narrowerhumor, humourput into a good mood
sow one's oats, sow one's wild oatsLive promiscuously and self-indulgently
spreeEngage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Spanishcomplacer, consentir, satisfacer, sucumbir
Nounsgratificationthe act or an instance of satisfying

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