- 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.
- to satisfy; indulge; humor, as one's desires or appetites.
- Obsolete. to reward; remunerate.
Origin of gratify
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Examples from the Web for ungratified
When Henderson came, Margaret's world was full; no desire was ungratified.A Little Journey in the World
Charles Dudley Warner
My days are full of ungratified longin's, and my nights don't get any better.The Fiend's Delight
Her natural appetite is ruined; her acquired taste is ungratified.Juggernaut
George Cary Eggleston
The only ungratified wish I had was that I might be appointed to your ship.Brave Old Salt
"Well, I might be something worse," remarked Peter, in a not ungratified tone.The Golden Road
Lucy Maud Montgomery
- to satisfy or please
- to yield to or indulge (a desire, whim, etc)
- obsolete to reward
Word Origin and History for ungratified
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.