gratify vs pander what difference

what is difference between gratify and pander

English

Etymology

From French gratifier, from Latin grātificō (to do a favor to, oblige, please, gratify), from grātus (kind, pleasing) + faciō (to make).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrætɪfaɪ/
  • Hyphenation: grat‧i‧fy

Verb

gratify (third-person singular simple present gratifies, present participle gratifying, simple past and past participle gratified)

  1. (transitive) To please.
  2. (transitive) To make content; to satisfy.

Synonyms

  • gladden

Antonyms

  • (please): anger, disquiet, fluster

Derived terms

  • gratification
  • gratifying

Translations

Further reading

  • gratify in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • gratify in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Alternative forms

  • pandar

Etymology

From Middle English pandare, from Chaucer’s character Pandare (in Troilus and Criseyde) (see also Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida), from Italian Pandaro (found in Boccaccio), from Latin Pandarus (found in Greek mythology), from Ancient Greek Πάνδαρος (Pándaros).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpændə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpændɚ/
  • (non-rhotic accents) Homophone: panda

Noun

pander (plural panders)

  1. A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer.
    Synonyms: panderer; see also Thesaurus:pimp
    • 1992, Moncrieff/Kilmartin/Enright, translating Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way, Folio Society 2005, p. 190:
      It was not only the brilliant phalanx of virtuous dowagers, generals and academicians with whom he was most intimately associated that Swann so cynically compelled to serve him as panders.
  2. An offer of illicit sex with a third party.
  3. An illicit or illegal offer, usually to tempt.
  4. (by extension) One who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.
    • 1796, Edmund Burke, a letter to a noble lord
      Those wicked panders to avarice and ambition.

Derived terms

  • panderly
  • pandersome

Translations

Verb

pander (third-person singular simple present panders, present participle pandering, simple past and past participle pandered)

  1. (intransitive) To tempt with, to appeal or cater to (improper motivations, etc.); to assist in gratification.
  2. (intransitive) To offer illicit sex with a third party; to pimp.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To act as a pander for (somebody).

Synonyms

  • (to pimp): prostitute, hustle, whore out; see also Thesaurus:pimp out

Derived terms

  • panderer

See also

  • demagogism

Translations

Anagrams

  • repand

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpanə/, [ˈpʰanə]

Noun

pander c

  1. indefinite plural of pande

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpan.der/, [ˈpän̪d̪ɛɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpan.der/, [ˈpɑn̪d̪ɛr]

Verb

pander

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of pandō

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