It's gratifying to know that America can be so much more than the land of the free and home of the rest of us.
What's more remarkable and gratifying is that he kept his word.
Like accolades ought to be, the fulfilled life is a consequence, a gratifying byproduct.
c.1400, "to bestow grace upon;" 1530s, "to show gratitude to," from French gratifier (16c.) or directly from Latin 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 1560s. Related: Gratified; gratifying.