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You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires.
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Meaning of "gratify" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRATIFY

From Latin grātificārī to do a favour to, from grātus grateful + facere to make.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRATIFY

gratify  [ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRATIFY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gratify is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gratify in English.

WHAT DOES GRATIFY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of gratify in the English dictionary

The first definition of gratify in the dictionary is to satisfy or please. Other definition of gratify is to yield to or indulge. Gratify is also to reward.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GRATIFY

PRESENT

Present
I gratify
you gratify
he/she/it gratifies
we gratify
you gratify
they gratify
Present continuous
I am gratifying
you are gratifying
he/she/it is gratifying
we are gratifying
you are gratifying
they are gratifying
Present perfect
I have gratified
you have gratified
he/she/it has gratified
we have gratified
you have gratified
they have gratified
Present perfect continuous
I have been gratifying
you have been gratifying
he/she/it has been gratifying
we have been gratifying
you have been gratifying
they have been gratifying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gratified
you gratified
he/she/it gratified
we gratified
you gratified
they gratified
Past continuous
I was gratifying
you were gratifying
he/she/it was gratifying
we were gratifying
you were gratifying
they were gratifying
Past perfect
I had gratified
you had gratified
he/she/it had gratified
we had gratified
you had gratified
they had gratified
Past perfect continuous
I had been gratifying
you had been gratifying
he/she/it had been gratifying
we had been gratifying
you had been gratifying
they had been gratifying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will gratify
you will gratify
he/she/it will gratify
we will gratify
you will gratify
they will gratify
Future continuous
I will be gratifying
you will be gratifying
he/she/it will be gratifying
we will be gratifying
you will be gratifying
they will be gratifying
Future perfect
I will have gratified
you will have gratified
he/she/it will have gratified
we will have gratified
you will have gratified
they will have gratified
Future perfect continuous
I will have been gratifying
you will have been gratifying
he/she/it will have been gratifying
we will have been gratifying
you will have been gratifying
they will have been gratifying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gratify
you would gratify
he/she/it would gratify
we would gratify
you would gratify
they would gratify
Conditional continuous
I would be gratifying
you would be gratifying
he/she/it would be gratifying
we would be gratifying
you would be gratifying
they would be gratifying
Conditional perfect
I would have gratify
you would have gratify
he/she/it would have gratify
we would have gratify
you would have gratify
they would have gratify
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been gratifying
you would have been gratifying
he/she/it would have been gratifying
we would have been gratifying
you would have been gratifying
they would have been gratifying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gratify
we let´s gratify
you gratify
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gratify
Past participle
gratified
Present Participle
gratifying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRATIFY


beatify
bɪˈætɪˌfaɪ
beautify
ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ
certify
ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
demystify
diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ
fortify
ˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
identify
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
interstratify
ˌɪntəˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
mattify
ˈmætɪˌfaɪ
mortify
ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ
notify
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ
objectify
əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ
prettify
ˈprɪtɪˌfaɪ
quantify
ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ
ratify
ˈrætɪˌfaɪ
rectify
ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪ
sanctify
ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ
stratify
ˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
testify
ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRATIFY

grater
Gratian
graticulation
graticule
gratification
gratified
gratifier
gratifies
gratifying
gratifyingly
gratillity
gratin
gratinate
gratinated
gratine
gratinee
grating
gratingly
gratis
gratitude

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRATIFY

acetify
brutify
citify
compactify
decertify
flintify
fructify
frutify
left-justify
misidentify
moistify
mystify
overidentify
prenotify
presanctify
rejustify
renotify
right-justify
stultify
unsanctify

Synonyms and antonyms of gratify in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GRATIFY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gratify» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gratify

Translation of «gratify» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRATIFY

Find out the translation of gratify to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gratify from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gratify» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使高兴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

complacer
570 millions of speakers

English

gratify
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कृतार्थ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إرضاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

удовлетворить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gratificar-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাসনা চরিতার্থ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faire plaisir à
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memuaskan hati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erfreuen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

喜ばせる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

만족해하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gratify
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho tiền thưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திருப்திப்படுத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संतुष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sevindirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

soddisfare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zaspokoić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

задовольнити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

satisface
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ικανοποιώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bevredig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gratify
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilfredstille
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gratify

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRATIFY»

The term «gratify» is regularly used and occupies the 82.277 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRATIFY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gratify

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8 QUOTES WITH «GRATIFY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gratify.
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Richard Le Gallienne
Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally at the service of romance, equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy.
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Elias Hicks
You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires.
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Elias Hicks
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.
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Lajos Kossuth
My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
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Joseph Lancaster
A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.
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Bayard Taylor
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.
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Robert Walpole
It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.
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Charles Dudley Warner
Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRATIFY»

Discover the use of gratify in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gratify and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Media, Communication, Culture: A Global Approach
So, to watch TV, write an email letter, listen to music, attend a party, check out some websites, or call someone on the phone could all potentially gratify one or more needs. The person may try several alternatives before succeeding. So, need ...
James Lull, 2013
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Leo Strauss On Plato's Symposium
As Pausanias was saying just now, it is noble to gratify the good of human beings and disgraceful to gratify the dissolute; so too in bodies themselves, it is noble to gratify (and one should) the good and healthy things of tlie body of each, and ...
Leo Strauss, Seth Benardete, 2003
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The Biblical repositor (and quarterly observer) [afterw.] ...
But to make motive the producing cause of volition, there must be a particular kind of desire that has a volition to gratify, as the invariable sequent. For, if some desires sometimes have a volition to gratify, as a sequent, and the same desires  ...
Edward Robinson, 1841
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Culture and Human Nature
Subsequently those objects or events which gratify the drive may become cathected so that they function as goals. When this happens behavior is motivated by the desire not merely to gratify a drive, but to gratify it by attaining a particular goal.
Melford Elliott Spiro, Benjamin Killborne, L. Lewis L. Langness
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The Christian Journal of a Sabbath-Day by John Brown, to ...
In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.
John Brown, 2010
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The Constitution of Man considered in relation to External ...
George COMBE (Phrenologist.) acquisition of wealth, of power and distinction, or of animal pleasure: in other words, the great object of the labouring classes, is to live and gratify the inferior pr0¢ pensities; of the mercantile and manufacturing ...
George COMBE (Phrenologist.), 1835
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The Internal World and Attachment
The dismissing attachment strategy consists of dismissing others' abilities to gratify one's own attachment needs and attempting to gratify those needs through self-sufficiency and maintaining an attitude of invulnerability. The preoccupied ...
Geoff Goodman, 2013
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Texas Advance Sheet February 2012
other than the required specific intent to arouse or gratify. The jury was thus correctly instructed of the elements of the offense. Next, however, as noted, the charge included the definitions of intentional and knowing. As noted also, the ...
9
The Death of Socrates and the Life of Philosophy: An ...
do, either concerning his children or anything else, so that they may gratify him ( 115bl-4l. The father .Crito (58b7l naturally assumes that the father Socrates is at least somewhat concerned about the future of his soon-to-be- orphaned sons and ...
Peter J. Ahrensdorf, 1995
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An Examination of President Edwards' Inquiry Into the ...
These are not the " active principles," or the " motive powers," as they have been called ; they are the ends of our acting : we simply act in order to gratify them. They exert no influence over the will, much less is the will controlled by them ; and ...
Albert Bledsoe, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRATIFY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gratify is used in the context of the following news items.
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Everyone knows that a mother's place is in the wrong
Yes, the mothers who abandoned them to strangers in order to gratify their desire to work outside the home. What the guilt-inducing headlines ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
2
Generate renewable power and protect birds
... and put little faith in American ingenuity to find less destructive ways for renewable energy plants to gratify our insatiable desire for power. «Greenville News, Jul 15»
3
Man sentenced for sexual abuse of toddler
... 2014 to gratify his sexual desires, according to Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Michigan. «The Morning Sun, Jul 15»
4
Gang-gang. 100 Years Ago. War's tickets on itself
But as long as men who wield influence are permitted to gratify their own selfish ambitions at the expense of the many fools who carry the ... «The Canberra Times, Jul 15»
5
2015 Capital Fringe Review: 'BellyFunkShun'
... from the '70s and psychotropic projections, come gratify yourself. This is what Fringe is about: exploratory artists and adventurous audiences. «DC Metro Theater Arts, Jul 15»
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'The First American'
“If to be venerated for benevolence, if to be admired for talents, if to be esteemed for patriotism, if to be loved for philanthropy, can gratify the ... «Leader and Times, Jul 15»
7
Belga Is the Best Reason to Hit the Marina
My other dinner date found it contrived, but I countered that since the entire menu is so thought-out, Belga is not going to gratify you at the end ... «SF Weekly, Jul 15»
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Impulse Buying: Are You Guilty?
Basically, in one instant, you're ready to shove your money at the store just to gratify that impulse. Whew! Sounds pretty impactful, no? It's hard ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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Hello Kitty supports Sheriff Woody at his groping trial
“Was it your intent to gratify your sexual pleasure?” “No,” Vasquez said. Vasquez was busted Jan. 9, 2014, after undercover cops allegedly ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
10
Latest Formula One videogame F1 2015 revs up the virtual fun with …
... have run rampant with the new firepower, promising enough technical upgrades and fresh features to gratify even the most geeky gamer. «The National, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gratify [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gratify>. Sep 2019 ».
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