gratification

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noun grat·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌgra-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of gratification

  1. 1 :  reward, recompense monetary gratification for a job well done; especially :  gratuity

  2. 2 :  the act of gratifying :  the state of being gratified the gratification of physical appetites

  3. 3 :  a source of satisfaction or pleasure found gratification in getting his novel published

Examples of gratification in a Sentence

  1. eating good chocolate gives me a sense of intense gratification

Origin and Etymology of gratification

see gratify


First Known Use: 1576


GRATIFICATION Defined for Kids

gratification

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noun grat·i·fi·ca·tion \ˌgra-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of gratification for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of giving pleasure or satisfaction to :  the state of being pleased or satisfied She expects immediate gratification of her desires.

  2. 2 :  something that pleases or satisfies His life offers few gratifications.



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