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English verb: gratify

1. gratify (emotion) make happy or satisfied


ExamplesThe performance is likely to gratify Sue


Synonymssatisfy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)content, delight, please, please


Antonymsdissatisfy

2. gratify (consumption) yield (to); give satisfaction to


ExamplesSam cannot gratify Sue


Synonymsindulge, pander


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)humor, humour, sow one's oats, sow one's wild oats, spree









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