gratification

gratification (n.) 1590s, from M.Fr. gratification or directly from L. gratificationem (nom. gratificatio) "obligingness, complaisance," noun of action from pp. stem of gratificari (see GRATIFY (Cf. gratify)).

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  • gratification — [ gratifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1362; lat. gratificatio « libéralité » 1 ♦ Somme d argent donnée à qqn en sus de ce qui lui est dû. ⇒ cadeau, 1. don, libéralité, pourboire, récompense. Gratification de fin d année. ⇒ étrennes. Gratification cachée,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gratification — is the positive emotional response (happiness) to a fulfillment of desire.Maturity is often defined as the ability to delay gratification (patience), and progress as the real or imagined perception of movement towards gratification.Western… …   Wikipedia

  • gratification — Gratification. s. f. v. Don, liberalité qu on fait à quelqu un. Il a bien receu des gratifications. ce qu on luy donne n est pas une pension reglée, ce n est qu une gratification, une simple gratification. il ne faut point regarder cela comme le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Gratification — Grat i*fi*ca tion, n. [L. gratificatio: cf. F. gratification.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gratification — Gratification, lat. deutsch, Vergünstigung, Schenkung; gratificiren, schenken, belohnen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • gratification — I noun beatitude, benefit, bliss, cheer, comfort, delectation, delight, elation, enchantment, enjoyment, exhilaration, felicity, fruition, gladness, glee, happiness, indulgence, joy, jubilation, merriment, pleasure, rapture, relish, satisfaction …   Law dictionary

  • gratification — [n] satisfaction delight, enjoyment, fruition, fulfillment, glee, hit, indulgence, joy, kicks*, luxury, pleasure, recompense, regalement, relish, reward, sure shock*, thrill; concept 410 Ant. disappointment, dissatis faction, upset …   New thesaurus

  • gratification — [grat΄i fi kā′shən] n. 1. a gratifying or being gratified 2. something that gratifies; cause for satisfaction 3. Archaic reward or recompense for services or benefits …   English World dictionary

  • gratification — (gra ti fi ka sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. Libéralité qu on fait à quelqu un. •   Nos états donnèrent des gratifications pour cent mille écus, SÉV. 83. •   Des gratifications particulières d environ quatre mille louis à Racine, VOLT.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • gratification — n. 1) to express gratification 2) deep, profound; instant gratification 3) smb. s gratification at * * * [ˌgrætɪfɪ keɪʃ(ə)n] instant gratification profound deep smb. s gratification at to express gratification …   Combinatory dictionary

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