Definition of content verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

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     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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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 somebody feel happy or satisfied My apology seemed to content him. Nothing would content her.
  3. Extra examples Record companies have had to transform themselves into digital content providers.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: content