Etymology
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gratification (n.)

1590s, "act of gratifying," from French gratification or directly from Latin gratificationem (nominative gratificatio) "obligingness, complaisance," noun of action from past-participle stem of gratificari "to please, oblige, do favor to" (see gratify). Meaning "state of being gratified" is by 1712.

updated on December 07, 2020

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