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n. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; - opposed to pain, sorrow, etc. Amusement; sport; diversion; self- indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; - opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification. Pleasure is used adjectively, or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, pleasure boat, pleasure ground; pleasure house, etc.


Syn. - Enjoyment; gratification; satisfaction; comfort; solace; joy; gladness; delight; will; choice; preference; purpose; command; favor; kindness.


 - vb. To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.


 - vb. To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.

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