appreciation

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noun ap·pre·ci·a·tion \ə-ˌprē-shē-ˈā-shən, -ˌpri- also -ˌprē-sē-\

Definition of appreciation

  1. 1a :  a feeling or expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude I want to express my appreciation for all you've done. a small token of our appreciationb :  judgment, evaluation; especially :  a favorable critical estimatec :  sensitive awareness; especially :  recognition of aesthetic values a class in music appreciation

  2. 2 :  increase in value

Examples of appreciation in a sentence

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

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

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

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

Origin and Etymology of appreciation

see appreciate


First Known Use: 1604



APPRECIATION Defined for English Language Learners

appreciation

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noun ap·pre·ci·a·tion \ə-ˌprē-shē-ˈā-shən, -ˌpri- also -ˌprē-sē-\

Definition of appreciation for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of being grateful for something

  • : an ability to understand the worth, quality, or importance of something : an ability to appreciate something

  • : full awareness or understanding of something


APPRECIATION Defined for Kids

appreciation

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noun ap·pre·ci·a·tion \ə-ˌprē-shē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of appreciation for Students

  1. 1 :  a feeling of being grateful Let me express my appreciation for your help.

  2. 2 :  awareness or understanding of worth or value She studied art appreciation.

  3. 3 :  a rise in value



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