Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gratification in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
From Latin grātificātiō either directly or through Middle French gratification, from Latin grātificāre (“to do a favor to, oblige, please, gratify”), from grātus (“kind, pleasing”) + facere (“to make”).
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- (countable) The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite
- the gratification of the palate
- the gratification of the heart
- (uncountable) A feeling of pleasure; satisfaction
- (countable) A reward; a gratuity.
- gratification in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- gratification in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
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