Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any reward in money given to soldiers for good conduct in a battle or campaign; an allowance made to prisoners of war; a voluntary contribution made by soldiers to the widows of comrades.
  • noun The act of gratifying or pleasing; a pleasing or satisfying.
  • noun The state of being gratified; pleasure received; delectation; satisfaction.
  • noun Voluntary reward or recompense; also, a gratuity for services received or expected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite.
  • noun That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.
  • noun A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.
  • noun A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
  • noun the act or an instance of satisfying

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin gratification, from Latin gratificare ("to do a favor to, oblige, please, gratify"), from gratus ("kind, pleasing") + facere ("to make").

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