- 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 someone feel happy or satisfied My apology seemed to content him. Nothing would content her.
NAmE//kənˈtɛnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they content
he / she / it contents
past simple contented
-ing form contenting