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.
Origin: L. Gratificatio: cf. F. Gratification.