Pronunciation: (grat'u-fī"), [key]
—v.t., -fied, -fy•ing.
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. Obs.to reward; remunerate.
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