gratification

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Gratification — Gratification, lat. deutsch, Vergünstigung, Schenkung; gratificiren, schenken, belohnen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 GRATIFICATION — s. f. Don, libéralité qu on fait à quelqu un ; récompense suré rogato ire. Il a reçu bien des gratifications. Ce qu on lui donne n est pas une pension réglée, ce n est qu une gratification, une simple gratification. Il ne faut point regarder cela …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 gratification — noun 1. state of being gratified or satisfied (Freq. 3) dull repetitious work gives no gratification to my immense gratification he arrived on time • Syn: ↑satisfaction • Derivationally related forms: ↑gratify …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 GRATIFICATION — n. f. Don, libéralité qu’on fait à quelqu’un; récompense surérogatoire. Gratification annuelle, ordinaire, extraordinaire. Une gratification de deux cents francs …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 gratification — /grat euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the state of being gratified; great satisfaction. 2. something that gratifies; source of pleasure or satisfaction. 3. the act of gratifying. 4. Archaic. a reward, recompense, or gratuity. [1590 1600; < L… …

    Universalium

  • 16 gratification — noun a) 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. b) That which affords pleasure; …

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  • 17 gratification — noun Gratification is used after these nouns: ↑ego …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 gratification — Synonyms and related words: amusement, animal pleasure, bodily pleasure, boodle, bribe, bribe money, carnal delight, coddling, comfort, compensation, content, contentment, cosseting, coziness, creature comforts, delight, ease, endpleasure,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 gratification — n satisfaction, self satisifaction, fulfillment, self fulfillment, contentment, self contentment, content; happiness, felicity, pleasure, joy, enjoyment, delight, fun; self gratification, self indulgence, hedonism …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 gratification — gratify ► VERB (gratifies, gratified) 1) give pleasure or satisfaction. 2) indulge or satisfy (a desire). DERIVATIVES gratification noun gratifier noun gratifying adjective. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary


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