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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)

EtymologyEdit

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).

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gratification (countable and uncountable, plural gratifications)

  1. (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
  2. (uncountable) A feeling of pleasure; satisfaction
    Synonyms: enjoyment, fruition, delight
  3. (countable) A reward; a gratuity.

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NounEdit

gratification f (plural gratifications)

  1. gratification