Appreciation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word appreciation
Brit.  |əpriːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word appreciation


- understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something (syn: grasp, hold)
- delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values) (syn: discernment, taste)
- an expression of gratitude
he expressed his appreciation in a short note
- a favorable judgment (syn: admiration)
- an increase in price or value
an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate

Extra examples

You've been so generous, and I'd like to show my appreciation by cooking a meal for you.

She's shown little appreciation for the effort you've made.

I'm not sure you have an appreciation of the complexity of the situation.

I've gained an appreciation for the skills involved in the game.

A much better appreciation of the intricacies of the country.

Men differ greatly in their appreciation of varieties of vowel sound.

He did this in appreciation of the help that he had received.

It helps children to develop an appreciation of poetry and literature.

The chairman asked me to express our appreciation of all your hard work.

He was presented with a watch in appreciation of his long service.

Her education gave her an appreciation for great literature.

...a deluge of thanks and appreciation for the returning troops...

...a serious course in wine appreciation that does not welcome intemperate drinkers and party animals...

...Labor Day is the day on which we recognize those men and women who daily travail with little appreciation or compensation....

Please accept this gift as a small token of our appreciation.

Word forms

singular: appreciation
plural: appreciations
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