Cater vs Gratify - What's the difference?

cater | gratify |


As a proper noun cater

is .

As a verb gratify is

to please.

cater

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl)

Verb

(en verb)
  • To provide food professionally for a special occasion.
  • Did you hire someone to cater our party next week?
  • To provide things to satisfy a person or a need, to serve.
  • I always wanted someone to cater to my every whim.
    Derived terms
    * caterer * cater for * cater to

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.
  • Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To cut diagonally.
  • (Halliwell)

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The four of cards or dice.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

    * ----

    gratify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To please.
  • To make content, to satisfy.
  • Synonyms

    * gladden, queem

    Derived terms

    * gratification * gratifying

    Antonyms

  • To anger, disquiet, fluster, intimidate, or any of the like