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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Gratify


GRAT'IFY, verb transitive [Latin gratificor; gratus, agreeable, and facio, to make.]

1. To please; to give pleasure to; to indulge; as, to gratify the taste, the appetite, the senses, the desires, the mind, etc.

2. To delight; to please; to humor; to soothe; to satisfy; to indulge to satisfaction.

For who would die to gratify a foe?

3. To requite; to recompense.