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appreciation

ap·pre·ci·a·tion

appreciation

 
 
pronunciation:
pri shi eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: expression of thanks.
She bought her secretary some flowers to show her appreciation.
synonyms:
acknowledgment, gratefulness, gratitude, thanks
antonyms:
ingratitude
similar words:
thanksgiving
definition 2: the act of judging worth or quality, or the capacity for so judging.
synonyms:
appraisal, discernment, evaluation
similar words:
admiration, assessment, credit, esteem, estimation, knowledge, sensibility, understanding, wisdom
definition 3: a rise in monetary value.
similar words:
increase, pain
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