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Definitions for gratification
ˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃəngrat·i·fi·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gratification, satisfactionnoun

    state of being gratified or satisfied

    "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"

  2. gratificationnoun

    the act or an instance of satisfying

Wiktionary

  1. gratificationnoun

    The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart.

    Etymology: From gratification, from gratificare, from gratus + facere.

  2. gratificationnoun

    That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.

    Etymology: From gratification, from gratificare, from gratus + facere.

  3. gratificationnoun

    A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

    Etymology: From gratification, from gratificare, from gratus + facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratificationnoun

    the act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the heart

    Etymology: [L. gratificatio: cf. F. gratification.]

  2. Gratificationnoun

    that which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight

    Etymology: [L. gratificatio: cf. F. gratification.]

  3. Gratificationnoun

    a reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

    Etymology: [L. gratificatio: cf. F. gratification.]

Freebase

  1. Gratification

    Gratification is the pleasurable emotional reaction of happiness in response to a fulfillment of a desire or goal. Gratification, like all emotions, is a motivator of behavior and thus plays a role in the entire range of human social systems.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gratification

    In a general acceptation of the term, this word meant, among the French, certain rewards which generals gave to the troops, after a severe engagement, in testimony of their valor and good conduct. These rewards were distributed according to rank. This custom was prevalent in the most ancient times. By gratification was likewise meant the accumulation of a certain sum, which was deposited for the specific purpose of burying a deceased soldier. This term also meant a certain allowance in money allotted to prisoners of war.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratification in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gratification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of gratification in a Sentence

  1. Robert Leahy:

    I believe there will be increasing non-compliance that is simply due to human nature, even when there's not a pandemic we, as a species, tend to make decisions that negatively affect our public health based on our immediate need, whether it's smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, overeating, overspending... we are wired to look for immediate gratification. Remember, we were once scavengers. That's why this is very hard.

  2. John Hickenlooper:

    I recognize the gratification : When people are really angry, talking about Donald Trump somehow is Donald Trump, but it's not solving the problem, right ? If anything, it's playing into Donald Trump hands.

  3. Ellis Peters:

    Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them.

  4. Robert Leahy:

    Even when there's not a pandemic we, as a species, tend to make decisions that negatively affect our public health based on our immediate need, whether it's smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, overeating, overspending... we are wired to look for immediate gratification. Remember, we were once scavengers. That's why this is very hard.

  5. Sir Arthur Helps:

    It is better in some respects to be admired by those with whom you live, than to be loved by them. And this is not on account of any gratification of vanity, but because admiration is so much more tolerant than love.

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