200 BM Daily Vocabulary #55 | gratify

Today’s word is: gratify –The meaning of gratify is: to fulfill someone’s wish or to make someone feel good. It can also be applicable for self- satisfaction.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word gratify. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The entire team worked day and night to complete the project well before the deadline. Their speed of execution surpassed everybody’s expectations. The chairman of the company appreciated their efforts and declared a special bonus. His encouragement was most gratifying for them. (means all of them were happy)


Listen carefully on how we can use the word gratify in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: The emperors in ancient times lived a lavish life. In order to gratify them, some massive monuments were constructed. Thousands of humans and animals were made to work for years to construct those monuments.


Example number 2 of 8: Hariprasad, the renowned (means very famous) flute artist completed 50 years of distinguished (we know this word) career last month. Many musicians came together to host a special program to honour him. It was really a gratifying tribute to his long career.


Example number 3 of 8: George was working with a large construction company.  One of the projects was put on hold due to lack of certain permissions. George was asked by his seniors to make arrangements to gratify certain high profile officers. But, George refused to do so, since he found it to be an unethical practice.


Example number 4 of 8: Have you seen the gratifying look on the face of a coach when his trainee wins an award?  Well, the coach works tirelessly with his student round the year. Naturally, the victory brings him a lot of joy.


Example number 5 of 8: Scientists are really unique people, aren’t they? Their gratification lies in the success of their inventions.  Let’s salute the scientists for their immense contribution.


Example number 6 of 8: Mrs. Lehman was a single mother. She took up a second job to earn extra income. Thus, she arranged finances for her son’s training to become a pilot.  Obviously, it was extremely gratifying for her to be on the plane which her son was flying.


Example number 7 of 8: The young politician was extremely dynamic and eager to show results. When he was elected, he worked very hard to solve the water problem. Finally, he managed to arrange a uninterrupted water supply for the local population. This really gratified his voters.


Example number 8 of 8: Colonel Dastur had to take early retirement from the military due to an injury. Can you visualize the look of gratification on his face when his son joined the same regiment where the colonel had served? After all, the colonel’s legacy was carried forward by his son.


Today we learned the word gratify which means to fulfill someone’s wish or to make someone feel good. It can also be applicable for self- satisfaction. Can you frame 3 sentences with gratify and type in the comments box? We are waiting.


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