Gratification meaning

gratifikā′shən
The definition of gratification is satisfaction or pleasure you feel when you get something you wanted or worked for.

When you work really hard for something and it happens, this is an example of a time when you would feel gratification.

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A gratifying or being gratified.
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Something that gratifies; cause for satisfaction.
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Reward or recompense for services or benefits.
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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.
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Origin of gratification

  • 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”).

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