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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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Nwobike, who was re-arraigned before Justice Raliat Adebiyi of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Court was accused by the anti-graft agency of offering gratification of N1.
5 million and Rs 5 million respectively as illegal gratification from former VC Dr Zafar Iqbal.
3) A restraint order against assets of Ntuthu and the six municipal employees who received gratifications.
Drawing from the theoretical framework of U&G (Katz, Blumler, & Gurevitch, 1974), this project explores the ways that acculturation affects Chinese international students' gratifications for, and usage of, Facebook and Renren.
The concept of celebrity worship itself is typically identified as an obsessive behavior, although a better understanding of gratifications may further explicate this (Maltby, Houran, & McCutcheon, 2003).
The uses and gratifications (U&G) perspective is one of the most durable and malleable approaches to the psychology of mediated interaction.
Uses and gratifications has been an important part of research that follows in the same vein as the Two-step Flow and Diffusion of Innovation.
1 : the act of giving pleasure or satisfaction to : the state of being pleased or satisfied <She expects immediate gratification of her desires.
Communications theories relevant to this research study arise from the perspectives of media uses and gratifications.
As with sex, so with wealth, we do not wish to defer gratification.
That the President has exhibited a sustained pattern of adultery and of viewing women (in his private life) as instruments for sexual gratification, as well as a willingness to exploit his personal position for such gratification.