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Antonyms for gratify
ˈgræt əˌfaɪgrat·i·fy

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term gratify.

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  1. gratifyverb

    Synonyms:
    gladden, queem

  2. gratifyverb

    To please.

    Synonyms:
    gladden, queem

  3. gratifyverb

    To make content, to satisfy.

    Synonyms:
    queem, gladden

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gratify

    To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.

    Antonyms:
    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

    Synonyms:
    amuse, beguile, cheer, delight, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, interest, occupy, please, recreate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gratify

    Antonyms:
    displease, dissatisfy, disappoint, stint, discipline, inure, harden, deprive, deny

    Synonyms:
    please, satisfy, indulge, humor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satisfy, gratifyverb

    make happy or satisfied

    Synonyms:
    pander, fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, indulge, live up to, fill

  2. gratify, pander, indulgeverb

    yield (to); give satisfaction to

    Synonyms:
    pander, mollycoddle, cosset, luxuriate, satisfy, indulge, spoil, procure, baby, cocker, coddle, featherbed, pimp, pamper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gratifyverb

    Antonyms:
    deny, mortify

    Synonyms:
    satisfy, indulge, content, delight, humor

How to use gratify in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Whenever you're grateful of whatever you have, you're unknowingly telling God that you're not bothered about your lacks/needs. And consequently, he (God) will gratify all your lacks/needs. So, come on, be/remain thankful of whatever you have presently no matter how small it seems to you. For, God will surely end up giving you more and never less.

  2. Baruch Spinoza:

    Laws which prescribe what everyone must believe, and forbid men to say or write anything against this or that opinion, are often passed to gratify, or rather to appease the anger of those who cannot abide independent minds.

  3. Mohammed Aqil Qureshi:

    This is a political decision, they want to gratify the Hindus and harass the Muslims.

  4. Virginia Woolf:

    If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or our country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits which I have not shared and probably will not share.

  5. William Penn:

    If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it.

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