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Definition of Gratify


  1. To please; to give pleasure to; to satisfy; to soothe; to indulge; as, to gratify the taste, the appetite, the senses, the desires, the mind, etc.
  2. To requite; to recompense.

Gratify Quotations

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share.
Virginia Woolf

And if we are in this state, if we had an eternity of probation, what reason have we to suppose that we should profit by it - if we had ever so long a time to chose for ourselves we should pursue our own will, to gratify our carnal I desires.
Elias Hicks

It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.
Robert Walpole
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Gratify Translations

gratify in French is contentons, contentez, contentent
gratify in German is erfreuen, befriedigen
gratify in Italian is contentare
gratify in Norwegian is tilfredstille, glede

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