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grat·i·fy

 (grăt′ə-fī′)
tr.v. grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
1. To please or satisfy: My good grades gratify my parents. See Synonyms at please.
2. To give in to (a desire); indulge: He gratified his curiosity by going to the exhibit.
3. Archaic To reward.

[Middle English gratifien, to favor, from Latin grātificārī : grātus, pleasing; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots + -ficārī, -fy.]

grat′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
grat′i·fi′er n.
grat′i·fy′ing adj.
grat′i·fy′ing·ly adv.

gratification

(ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of gratifying or the state of being gratified
2. something that gratifies
3. an obsolete word for gratuity

grat•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌgræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the state of being gratified.
2. something that gratifies; source of pleasure or satisfaction.
3. the act of gratifying.
4. Archaic. a recompense.
[1590–1600; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gratification - state of being gratified or satisfied; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
quality of life - your personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort); "the new art museum is expected to improve the quality of life"
comfort - satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing; "his friendship was a comfort"; "a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"
2.gratification - the act or an instance of satisfying
satisfaction - act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
satiation - the act of achieving full gratification
head trip, self-gratification - the act of satisfying your own desires and giving yourself pleasure
humoring, indulging, pampering, indulgence - the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
pleasing - the act of one who pleases

gratification

noun
1. satisfaction, delight, pleasure, joy, thrill, relish, enjoyment, glee, kick or kicks (informal) Eventually they recognised him, much to his gratification.
satisfaction pain, disappointment, frustration, sorrow, dissatisfaction
2. indulgence, satisfaction, fulfilment the gratification of his every whim
indulgence control, discipline, frustration, restraint, denial
Translations

gratification

[ˌgrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N
1. (= satisfaction) → satisfacción f
to my great gratificationcon gran satisfacción mía
2. (= reward) → gratificación f, recompensa f

gratification

[ˌgrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nsatisfaction f

gratification

n
(= pleasure)Genugtuung f; it is a source of great gratification to meich empfinde große Genugtuung darüber
(= satisfying: of desires etc) → Befriedigung f

gratification

[ˌgrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nsoddisfazione f

gratification

n (psych) gratificación f
References in classic literature ?
She expressed her gratification by repairing forthwith to the region of the gasoline stove and rewarding her guest with the promised cup of coffee.
He no longer hesitated to be led to a spot which promised such unalloyed gratification to his wearied senses; and leaning on the arm of his companion, he entered the narrow mouth of the cave.
said the younger Kearney, with an odd mingling of astonishment and bashful gratification.
It would afford me most heartfelt gratification to see him
He cocked his head to one side, shut one eye and put the other one to the hole, like a possum looking down a jug; then he glanced up with his bright eyes, gave a wink or two with his wings--which signifies gratification, you understand--and says, 'It looks like a hole, it's located like a hole--blamed if I don't believe it IS a hole
Tom squeezed his small body behind it in order to illuminate it for Becky's gratification.
So strong was my desire, that I thought a gratification of it would fully compensate for what- ever loss of comforts I should sustain by the ex- change.
The former was for Sir John's gratification, the latter for that of his lady.
We feasted that evening as on nectar and ambrosia; and not the least delight of the entertainment was the smile of gratification with which our hostess regarded us, as we satisfied our famished appetites on the delicate fare she liberally supplied.
Catherine and he were constant companions still at his seasons of respite from labour; but he had ceased to express his fondness for her in words, and recoiled with angry suspicion from her girlish caresses, as if conscious there could be no gratification in lavishing such marks of affection on him.
It ends in an arrangement for your safe departure, and in a plan for the entire gratification of your wishes in the direction of the stage.
A most remarkable circumstance is, that I really don't think he grasped this sum even so much for the gratification of his avarice, which was inordinate, as in the hatred he felt for Copperfield.