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gratification

noun beatitude, benefit, bliss, cheer, comfort, delectation, delight, elation, enchantment, exhilaration, felicity, fruition, gladness, glee, indulgence, joy, jubilation, merriment, pleasure, relish, satisfaction, savor, stimulus, thrill, titillation, transport, well-being
See also: benefit, betterment, bounty, enjoyment, fruition, indulgence, satisfaction

GRATIFICATION. A reward given voluntarily for some service or benefit rendered, without being requested so to do, either expressly or by implication.

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1999) describes these gratification opportunities as "the use of a particular medium [due to] .
The idea that people were passive in their selection of media was being debunked as researchers discovered individuals selected media and their messages for purposes of gratification (Ruggiero, 2000).
Attaining long-term academic goals could depend on the students' willingness to delay gratification (Bembenutty, in press).
These results parallel findings by Funder, Block, and Block (1983), who found that two different delay of gratification measures at age four predicted uniformly positive traits later in childhood:
Highly intrinsically motivated learners delay gratification because they are interested in the classroom activities.
2 : something that pleases or satisfies <His life offers few gratifications.
Uses and Gratification theory is based on the notion that media cannot influence an individual unless that person has some use for that media or its messages (Rubin, 2002).
Specifically, little work has been done to examine whether gender and ethnic differences exist with respect to students' motivational beliefs, use of cognitive and learning strategies, and willingness to delay gratification.
Maxwell told police he had been at a low point in his life, was sexually frustrated and got personal gratification from talking about lingerie and sexual matters.
Evens is a big price, but it won't provide instant gratification.
Almost any restaurant experience has more service, more sensory gratification, and more people-touch points than a supermarket experience.
A MAN jailed for stealing women's clothing for his own sexual gratification yesterday failed in an Appeal Court bid to cut his jail term.