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grat·i·fy  audio  (grt-f) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
  1. To please or satisfy: His achievement gratified his father. See Synonyms at please.
  2. To give what is desired to; indulge: gratified her curiosity.
  3. Archaic To reward.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English gratifien, to favor, from Latin grtificr : grtus, pleasing; see gwer-2 in Indo-European roots + -ficr, -fy

OTHER FORMS:
grati·fier(Noun), grati·fying(Adjective), grati·fying·ly(Adverb)


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