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.
2. That which affords pleasure; satisfaction; enjoyment; fruition: delight.
3. A reward; a recompense; a gratuity.
n 1: state of being gratified; great satisfaction; "dull
repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense
gratification he arrived on time" [syn: satisfaction]
2: the act or an instance of satisfying