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ap·pre·ci·a·tion

appreciation

 
 
pronunciation:
pri shi eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: understanding of the value of something given and an accompanying feeling of thankfulness.
She bought her secretary some flowers to show her appreciation.I felt great appreciation for their efforts on my behalf.He sent a thank-you card to express his appreciation for the gift.
synonyms:
acknowledgment, gratefulness, gratitude, thanks
antonyms:
ingratitude
similar words:
thanksgiving
definition 2: belief in the value and fineness of something; esteem.
Because of her deep appreciation of fine art, she is a frequent visitor to the museums.
synonyms:
esteem
similar words:
admiration, respect
definition 3: understanding or apprehension.
Her appreciation of the extent of the problem was evident in the breadth of her proposed solutions.
synonyms:
apprehension, understanding
definition 4: the act of judging worth or quality, or the capacity for so judging.
We were all happy for his appreciation of the wine as we had no idea of its quality.
synonyms:
appraisal, discernment, evaluation
similar words:
assessment, credit, estimation, knowledge, sensibility, understanding, wisdom
definition 5: a rise in monetary value.
The appreciation of the stocks was expected.
similar words:
increase, pain
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