Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.89)

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.



[A]. Appreciate
[B]. Frank
[C]. Indulge
[D]. Pacify

Answer: Option C


If you are gratified by something, it gives you pleasure or satisfaction.

Aman said: (Jan 17, 2011)  
may be the correct one is appreciate
and indulge means involve in act only

Sanchit said: (Feb 25, 2011)  
Ya indulge is not appropriate.

Sundar said: (Apr 16, 2011)  
Entry: gratify
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give pleasure; satisfy

Synonyms: appease, arride, baby*, cater to, coddle, content, delectate, delight, do one proud, do the trick, enchant, favor, fill the bill, fulfill*, get one's kicks, gladden, hit the spot, humor, indulge, make a hit, make happy, oblige, pamper, please, recompense, requite, thrill

Antonyms: annoy, disappoint, disturb, frustrate, offend, pain, upset


Gratify: Give (someone) pleasure or satisfaction

Indulge: Allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of

Jhomar said: (Sep 13, 2011)  

Were did you get that?

Sundar said: (Sep 13, 2011)  


Varun said: (Aug 31, 2014)  
Gratify also means indulge and pander.

Srinunvas said: (Feb 3, 2015)  
Buddy I leaned in a book gratify - pacify may be the synonym.

Ramya said: (Jul 24, 2016)  
What is meant by pacify?

Anil said: (Jul 30, 2016)  
It means Peace @Ramya.

Deepshikha said: (Aug 17, 2016)  
I think indulge is wrong.

Gratify means give (someone) pleasure or satisfaction.

Bhavin said: (Sep 7, 2016)  
Gratify means "Pacify" too.

Synonyms: Satisfy, fulfill, indulge, relieve, humor, comply with, pander to, cater to, give in to, quench, slake, satiate, pacify, appease, assuage, provide for, feed, accommodate.

Krishna said: (Sep 20, 2016)  
The answer is pacify.

Satish said: (Mar 30, 2017)  
Making happy or satisfied.

Steve said: (Dec 22, 2017)  
I think it should be "Pacify".

Nksinha said: (Apr 6, 2018)  
Gratify means give pleasure or satisfy wish or desire or need which means INDULGE.

Madhura said: (Jun 5, 2018)  
According to me, gratify's synonym is pacify and here it is indulge. Which option is the closest and to be considered?

Somu said: (Jan 12, 2019)  
It means to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

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