verb (used with object), grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing.
Origin of gratify
Examples from the Web for gratified
The giggle fit continues, finally abated with a gratified sigh.Danielle Brooks, Taystee on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ Is the Breakout Star of the Year|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What gratified her was that critics and other novelists embraced her book with no idea as to who actually wrote it.
HarperCollins declined to give further details of the settlement, but said in a statement that it was "gratified."
The original nine, however, were far from gratified, and always regretted the golden age of early days.Paris and its Story|Thomas Okey
Madame de la Baudraye loved Etienne so truly, that this prudence, worthy of de Clagny, gratified her and stanched her tears.Parisians in the Country|Honore de Balzac
Mr. Mason was gratified to meet Roger Carrington again in the relationship to which he had once so cordially welcomed him.A Little Girl in Old Washington|Amanda M. Douglas
Phillipson (bending her head with a gratified little giggle).Lyre and Lancet|F. Anstey
This seems to have gratified the children, who soon after had convulsions in the presence of another victim, one Giles Corey.The Land We Live In|Henry Mann
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for gratify
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.