Definitions for gratifying

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grat•i•fyˈgræt əˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to give pleasure to (a person) by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings:

    Her praise gratified us all.

  2. to satisfy; indulge:

    to gratify one's appetites.

  3. Archaic. to reward; remunerate.

Origin of gratify:

1350–1400; < L grātificāre=grāt(us) pleasing +-i- -i - +-ficāre -fy


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratifying, sweet(adj)

    pleasing to the mind or feeling

    "sweet revenge"

  2. enjoyable, gratifying, pleasurable(adj)

    affording satisfaction or pleasure

    "the company was enjoyable"; "found her praise gratifying"; "full of happiness and pleasurable excitement"; "good printing makes a book more pleasurable to read"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratifying

    of Gratify

Translations for gratifying

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


causing pleasure or satisfaction

a gratifying result.

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