- 1(formal) to please or satisfy someone it gratifies somebody to do something It gratified him to think that it was all his work. gratify somebody I was gratified by their invitation.
- 2gratify something (formal) to satisfy a wish, need, etc. He only gave his consent in order to gratify her wishes.
NAmE//ˈɡræt̮əˌfaɪ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gratify
he / she / it gratifies
past simple gratified
-ing form gratifying
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adjective [not usually before noun] gratified (at something) gratified (to find, hear, see, etc.) She was gratified to find that they had followed her advice.