American English

Definition of content verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they content
    he / she / it contents
    past simple contented
    -ing form contenting
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  1. 1content yourself with something to accept and be satisfied with something and not try to have or do something better Martina contented herself with a bowl of soup. The crowd contented themselves with shouting insults.
  2. 2content somebody (formal) to make someone feel happy or satisfied My apology seemed to content him. Nothing would content her.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: content