tr.v. grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
1. To please or satisfy: My good grades gratify my parents. See Synonyms at please.
2. To give in to (a desire); indulge: He gratified his curiosity by going to the exhibit.
3. Archaic To reward.
[Middle English gratifien, to favor, from Latin grātificārī : grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -ficārī, -fy.]
grat′i·fi·cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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