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English verb: gratify

1. gratify (emotion) make happy or satisfied

ExamplesThe performance is likely to gratify Sue


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

Narrower (hyponym)content, delight, please, please


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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