gratifying

[grat-uh-fahy-ing]

Origin:
1605–15; gratify + -ing2

gratifyingly, adverb
nongratifying, adjective
nongratifyingly, adverb
ungratifying, adjective


See interesting.
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gratify

[grat-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), gratified, gratifying.
1.
to give pleasure to (a person or persons) by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings: Her praise will gratify all who worked so hard to earn it.
2.
to satisfy; indulge; humor, as one's desires or appetites.
3.
Obsolete. to reward; remunerate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English gratifien < Latin grātificāre, equivalent to grāt(us) pleasing + -i- -i- + -ficāre -fy

gratifiable, adjective
gratifiedly [grat-uh-fahy-id-lee, -fahyd-] , adverb
gratifier, noun
overgratify, verb (used with object), overgratified, overgratifying.
pregratify, verb (used with object), pregratified, pregratifying.
supergratify, verb (used with object), supergratified, supergratifying.
ungratifiable, adjective
ungratified, adjective
well-gratified, adjective

grateful, gratified (see synonym study at grateful).


1. please, delight, gladden. 1, 2. See humor.
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gratify (ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to satisfy or please
2.  to yield to or indulge (a desire, whim, etc)
3.  obsolete to reward
 
[C16: from Latin grātificārī to do a favour to, from grātus grateful + facere to make]
 
'gratifier
 
n

gratifying (ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪɪŋ)
 
adj
giving one satisfaction or pleasure
 
gratifyingly
 
adv

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gratify
c.1540, "to show gratitude to," from L. gratificari "to do favor to, oblige, gratify," from gratus "pleasing" (see grace) + root of facere "make, do, perform" (see factitious). Meaning "to give pleasure to" is from 1568.
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Example sentences
AS gratifying as it is to take pictures, there's one heavy price to be paid:
  you have to put them somewhere.
Besides gratifying players, the scores signal worthiness to other potential
  employers.
Hitting rock bottom is generally not a gratifying experience.
It's gratifying to see some scientific data on this.
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