Definition of Gruntle

1. Verb. Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of. "The performance is likely to gruntle Sue"; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"




Definition of Gruntle

1. v. i. To grunt; to grunt repeatedly.

Definition of Gruntle

1. Verb. (obsolete) To utter small, low grunts. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To complain; to grumble ¹

3. Verb. (humorous) To humour; to induce the opposite effect of causing a person to become disgruntled. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gruntle

1. to put in a good humor [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gruntle

grungy
grunion
grunions
grunsel
grunsels
grunstein and hogness method
grunt
grunt-hoot
grunt work
grunted
grunter
grunters
grunting
gruntingly
gruntings
gruntle (current term)
gruntled
gruntles
gruntlike
gruntling
gruntlings
grunts
gruntwork
grupero
grupetto
grupettos
gruppetto
gruppettos
grushie
grutch

Literary usage of Gruntle

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"To gruntle, vn 1. To grunt in a lower key ; as denoting the sound emitted by ... He threw a gruntle. hands did fold, Sometimes on his Kane's head took hold. ..."

2. Catholicon Anglicum: An English-Latin Word-book, Dated 1483 by Sidney John Hervon Herrtage (1882)
"To gruntle. To grunt on a lower key, as denoting the sound emitted by pigs.' Jamieson. ... To gruntle or grunt like a hog. Paire le groin. ..."

3. The Celtic Magazine by Alexander Mackenzie, Alexander Macgregor, Alexander Macbain (1887)
"In Scotch, " to grumph or gruntle, to grunt ; grumph or ... Grunny, the snout of a hog ; gruntle, a muzzle, grun, the upper lip," (Wright's Provin. Diet. ..."

4. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"The designation of a sow ; probably from S. gruntle, o. ... To gruntle, ยป n. 1. To grunt on a lower key, as denoting the sound emitted by pigs. Rollock. -. ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... gruntle (grun'tl), ri [Freq. of grunt. Cf. disgruntle.] 1. To grunt. [Rare.] Buckingham, Rehearsal, i. 1. 2f. To bo sulky. Pensive in mud they wallow ..."

6. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"And flagrant from the scourge he grunted, ail The Vowels. gruntle [the snout, visage ; a grunting sound], a squeak. An' then a grane an' gruntle ; . ..."

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