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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.
That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.
From Middle French gratification, from Latin grātificātiō, from Latin gratificare (“to do a favor to, oblige, please, gratify”), from gratus (“kind, pleasing”) + facere (“to make”).
During this fast they abstain from the gratification of every appetite and passion whatever.
Don't trade your God-given destiny for a momentary gratification; hang in there.
In a material world one seeks gratification from without.
There is great gratification in helping a family pet learn to behave in a way that makes his owner proud.
The healthy use of it is called ' deferred gratification ' .
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