gruntle
transitive verb (gruntled; gruntling) Etymology: back-formation from disgruntle Date: 1926 to put in a good humor <
were gruntled with a good meal and good conversation — W. P. Webb
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  • Gruntle — Grun tle, v. i. [Freq. of grunt.] To grunt; to grunt repeatedly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gruntle — 1938, in gruntled pleased, satisfied, a back formation from DISGRUNTLED (Cf. disgruntled). The original verb (early 15c.) meant to utter a little or low grunt …   Etymology dictionary

  • gruntle — v. grunt repeatedly; pacify, cause someone to be in good spirits …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gruntle — grun·tle …   English syllables

  • gruntle — verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of She managed to mollify the angry customer • Syn: ↑pacify, ↑lenify, ↑conciliate, ↑assuage, ↑appease, ↑mollify, ↑placate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Pacified — Pacify Pac i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pacified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pacifying}.] [F. pacifier, L. pacificare; pax, pacis, peace + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Peace}, and { fy}.] To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pacify — Pac i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pacified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pacifying}.] [F. pacifier, L. pacificare; pax, pacis, peace + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Peace}, and { fy}.] To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pacifying — Pacify Pac i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pacified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pacifying}.] [F. pacifier, L. pacificare; pax, pacis, peace + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Peace}, and { fy}.] To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disgruntle — transitive verb (disgruntled; disgruntling) Etymology: dis + gruntle to grumble, from Middle English gruntlen, frequentative of grunten to grunt Date: 1682 to make ill humored or discontented usually used as a participial adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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