gratify


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • verb

Synonyms for gratify

please

satisfy

Synonyms

Synonyms for gratify

to give great or keen pleasure to

to grant or have what is demanded by (a need or desire)

to comply with the wishes or ideas of (another)

Synonyms for gratify

make happy or satisfied

Synonyms

References in classic literature ?
Elinor had heard enough, if not to gratify her vanity, and raise her self-importance, to agitate her nerves and fill her mind;--and she was therefore glad to be spared from the necessity of saying much in reply herself, and from the danger of hearing any thing more from her brother, by the entrance of Mr.
No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out of pique.
Now, Grandfather remembered that Charley had galloped away upon a stick in the midst of the narrative of poor Lady Arbella, and I know not whether he would have thought it worth while to tell another story merely to gratify such an inattentive auditor as Charley.
He remained steadily inclined to gratify so amiable a feeling; to gratify anybody else who might wish to see Fanny dance, and to give pleasure to the young people in general; and having thought the matter over, and taken his resolution in quiet independence, the result of it appeared the next morning at breakfast, when, after recalling and commending what his nephew had said, he added, "I do not like, William, that you should leave Northamptonshire without this indulgence.
Nay, some undertake suits, with a full purpose to let them fall; to the end to gratify the adverse party, or competitor.