American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Gratification of a desire.
- n. In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream, fantasy, or other exercise of the imagination.
“In his elegant recent book, The Question of God, Armand Nicholi, a psychoanalytically trained Harvard professor, compares Freud’s view with that of C. S. Lewis.4 Lewis argued that such wish fulfillment would likely give rise to a very different kind of God than the one described in the Bible.”
“I guess Alissa’s story is sort of a wish fulfillment or a dream of mine that we could channel all that daily frustration into a positive force.”
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