gratification

noun grat·i·fi·ca·tion \ ˌgra-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of gratification

1 :reward, recompense
  • monetary gratification for a job well done
; especially :gratuity
2 :the act of gratifying :the state of being gratified
  • the gratification of physical appetites
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

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Origin and Etymology of gratification


GRATIFICATION Defined for Kids

gratification

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

Definition of gratification for Students

1 :the act of giving pleasure or satisfaction to :the state of being pleased or satisfied She expects immediate gratification of her desires.
2 :something that pleases or satisfies His life offers few gratifications.


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