gratify


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Synonyms for gratify

please

satisfy

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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

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References in classic literature ?
You needed them; I know that from Thedora herself, and it will always be a particular pleasure to me to gratify you in anything.
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.
Altho' I cannot agree with you in supposing that I shall never again be exposed to Misfortunes as unmerited as those I have already experienced, yet to avoid the imputation of Obstinacy or ill-nature, I will gratify the curiosity of your daughter; and may the fortitude with which I have suffered the many afflictions of my past Life, prove to her a useful lesson for the support of those which may befall her in her own.
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.
For men are not guilty of crimes for necessaries only (for which he thinks an equality of goods would be a sufficient remedy, as they would then have no occasion to steal cold or hunger), but that they may enjoy what the desire, and not wish for it in vain; for if their desire extend beyond the common necessaries of life, they were be wicked to gratify them; and not only so, but if their wishes point that way, they will do the same to enjoy those pleasures which are free from the alloy of pain.
For though at first two oboli might be sufficient, yet when once it is become customary, they continually want something more, until they set no limits to their expectations; for it is the nature of our desires to be boundless, and many live only to gratify them.
He was ready for any compromise, prepared for more degrading humiliations still, if he could only gratify his desire.
Because Mildred was indifferent to him he had thought her sexless; her anaemic appearance and thin lips, the body with its narrow hips and flat chest, the languor of her manner, carried out his supposition; and yet she was capable of sudden passions which made her willing to risk everything to gratify them.
Capitally reasoned, Porthos - only a man must have a fortune like yours to gratify such whims.
Yet it is only necessary to abandon the false view (adopted to gratify the "heroes") of the efficacy of the directions issued in wartime by commanders, in order to find this unknown quantity.
Now that I have gratified your curiosity," he said, when he returned, "perhaps you will gratify mine?
My object in writing the following pages was not simply to amuse the Reader; neither was it to gratify my own taste, nor yet to ingratiate myself with the Press and the Public: I wished to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it.
And what he saw in this mirror did not gratify his self-esteem.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gratify Foods, the maker of delicious certified gluten-free snacks, introduced new 2-ounce snack packs at the National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Las Vegas.