gratify

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gratifier, from Latin gratificare ‎(to do a favor to, oblige, please, gratify), from gratus ‎(kind, pleasing) + facere ‎(to make).

Verb[edit]

gratify ‎(third-person singular simple present gratifies, present participle gratifying, simple past and past participle gratified)

  1. To please.
  2. To make content, to satisfy.

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Antonyms[edit]

  1. To anger, disquiet, fluster, intimidate, or any of the like

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