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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

Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure.
Charles Dudley Warner

I was pleasantly disappointed on entering Bohemia. Instead of a dull, uninteresting country, as I expected, it is a land full of the most lovely scenery. There is every thing which can gratify the eye - high blue mountains, valleys of the sweetest pastoral look and romantic old ruins.
Bayard Taylor
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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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