1. something which gives pleasure or satisfaction, indulge a need or desire
a very gratifying experience/moment/life, I was very gratified to hear that
'To gratify' means to do something which causes someone to experience pleasure or satisfaction, or to indulge a need or desire: "He was gratified by the positive feedback he received." "I don't believe in gratifying all of your children's desires. They have to learn to earn things for themselves." Verbs with similar meanings include 'to satisfy' or 'to indulge'. This is an expressive phrase you will hear in formal contexts or see used in creative writing.