- 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.
- 2content somebody (formal) to make somebody feel happy or satisfied My apology seemed to content him. Nothing would content her. Extra examples Record companies have had to transform themselves into digital content providers.
BrE BrE//kənˈtent//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtent//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they content
BrE BrE//kənˈtent//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtent//he / she / it contents
BrE BrE//kənˈtents//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtents//past simple contented
BrE BrE//kənˈtentɪd//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtentɪd//past participle contented
BrE BrE//kənˈtentɪd//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtentɪd//-ing form contenting
BrE BrE//kənˈtentɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtentɪŋ//