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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
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Weston had not a lively concern; and half an hour's uninterrupted communication of all those little matters on which the daily happiness of private life depends, was one of the first gratifications of each.
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Already had the kaldanes shut themselves off from most of the gratifications of the senses.
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On the contrary, this served rather to heighten the pleasure he proposed in rifling her charms, as it added triumph to lust; nay, he had some further views, from obtaining the absolute possession of her person, which we detest too much even to mention; and revenge itself was not without its share in the gratifications which he promised himself.
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Closed to life, and to the future, we have focused on the gratifications of the present.
Placed in a position of unmatched power with so many possibilities for doing good in a world with so much need for good to be done, the President expended his energy, and eventually that of the entire country, on the narrowest, most short-sighted of gratifications.