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The present owners of such a residence may be gratified by how much their property is worth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)How much more gratifying than waiting for stuff to grow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Jane was as much gratified by this as her mother could be, though in a quieter way. Pride and Prejudice (1813)I was gratified to hear of this hospitality and tolerance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I will find joy in indulging the moods and gratifying the desires of all the poor who suffer. Daily Readings with Mother Theresa (1993)But I think he feels much more gratified and part of the band because he does contribute. The Sun (2013)It's not true, but it was gratifying to hear it said like that. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)He said he was'extremely gratified to hear that they found me to be difficult'. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It may sound miserable, but there's something incredibly gratifying in persisting and succeeding on two wheels while nature rages all around. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The second cause of greed is the opposite: this time it is a spoilt childhood, in which most desires are readily gratified. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So when you've had so many ups and downs, it makes it all the more gratifying when something special like this happens. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: gratify VERB
If you are gratified by something, it gives you pleasure or satisfaction.
He was gratified by his response.
Definition of gratify from the Collins English Dictionary
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