Related formsgrat·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivegrat·i·fi·ed·ly[grat-uh-fahy-id-lee, -fahyd-]/ˈgræt əˌfaɪ ɪd li, -ˌfaɪd-/, adverbgrat·i·fi·er, nouno·ver·grat·i·fy, verb (used with object),o·ver·grat·i·fied,o·ver·grat·i·fy·ing.pre·grat·i·fy, verb (used with object),pre·grat·i·fied,pre·grat·i·fy·ing.su·per·grat·i·fy, verb (used with object),su·per·grat·i·fied,su·per·grat·i·fy·ing.un·grat·i·fi·a·ble, adjectiveun·grat·i·fied, adjectivewell-grat·i·fied, adjectiveCan be confusedgratefulgratified (see synonym study at grateful)
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.