ap·​pre·​cia·​tive | \ ə-ˈprē-shə-tiv How to pronounce appreciative (audio) , -ˈpri- also -ˈprē-shē-ˌā- How to pronounce appreciative (audio) \

Definition of appreciative

: having or showing appreciation an appreciative audience was appreciative of his good luck

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Other Words from appreciative

appreciatively adverb
appreciativeness noun

Examples of appreciative in a Sentence

his latest novel has received a number of appreciative reviews very appreciative after we helped him change his flat tire

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The arsenal is in demand at special events, like weddings, golf outings and other patriotic events in Milwaukee County and Wisconsin, where, Markel made sure to note, people are appreciative of the entertainment. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'I don't care. Fine me': Citations won't stop Greenfield man from firing his Civil War-era cannons on July 4," 27 June 2019 Christopher, a senior, is appreciative of helping lead his team to the state championship to complete his high school career., "Gilmour Academy defeats St. Clairsville 2-0 to advance to Div. II state baseball championship," 8 June 2019 Profiles can have similar effects if written in the spirit of appreciative criticism. Christian Lorentzen, Harper's magazine, "Like This or Die," 10 Apr. 2019 Veteran Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck said the victory before their appreciative and very vocal fans – the first time the Islanders clinched at home since 2002 – was important. Allan Kreda, The Seattle Times, "Islanders clinch playoff spot with 5-1 victory over Sabres," 30 Mar. 2019 Fans were shocked but appreciative of her openness. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "All Three of Beyoncé's Kids Made a Surprise Appearance in Her Netflix Documentary," 18 Apr. 2019 The family would also like to thank the thoughtful, devoted caregivers at Avery Heights who often commented on Welles' kind and appreciative demeanor., "Welles Vorce Adams," 24 Apr. 2018 The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Received Hundreds of Baby Gifts," 5 Apr. 2019 So thankful and appreciative for all the blessings in my life! Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Kelly Clarkson Nailed Her Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance," 22 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of appreciative

circa 1698, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of appreciative was circa 1698

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ap·​pre·​cia·​tive | \ ə-ˈprē-shə-tiv How to pronounce appreciative (audio) \

Kids Definition of appreciative

: having or showing gratitude an appreciative smile

Other Words from appreciative

appreciatively adverb

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