grateful, gratified


grateful, gratified
Grateful is an adjective indicating appreciation of personal kindness: "I am grateful for your thoughtful response to my appeal." Grateful is a synonym of thankful, indebted, and obliged. Gratified is a verb form, the past tense and past participle of gratify, a word meaning "to give pleasure," "to satisfy," "to indulge," "to humor": "He gratified his clothing desires by buying three new suits." "These customers were gratified by a refund of their money."

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