appreciative

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web After long struggling to find a cable-ready defender, Trump has been mostly appreciative of Giuliani’s attack-dog style — and, for a time, his broadsides against Mueller appeared to play a role in driving down the special counsel’s approval ratings. Eric Tucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden email episode illustrates risk to Trump from Giuliani," 17 Oct. 2020 After long struggling to find a cable-ready defender, Trump has been mostly appreciative of Giuliani’s attack-dog style — and, for a time, his broadsides against Mueller appeared to play a role in driving down the special counsel’s approval ratings. Eric Tucker, chicagotribune.com, "How the Hunter Biden email episode illustrates the risk to President Trump from Rudy Giuliani," 16 Oct. 2020 Iris Roley, a longtime and prominent Cincinnati activist, said the community is generally appreciative of the city's investment in its body camera program. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, "As IMPD begins wearing body cameras, the benefits may not be what you expect," 22 Sep. 2020 With her six sons, her voice is stern and loving, always appreciative. Katie Walsh, chicagotribune.com, "‘Time’ review: A powerful nonfiction exploration of what long-term incarceration does to a family," 7 Oct. 2020 Parents were appreciative of the school’s providing activities for their children, who largely did not get the opportunity to travel during the summer months because of the pandemic. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Katy school adapts international festival around COVID-19," 5 Oct. 2020 Immigrants who have experienced an authoritarian system are often most committed to and appreciative of democratic principles, institutions, and processes. H. R. Mcmaster, National Review, "How to Counter the Chinese Communist Party," 22 Sep. 2020 Since launching in downtown Indianapolis in 2016, the restaurant has garnered a legion of fans appreciative of its variety of cuisines and fast delivery times. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "ClusterTruck is expanding in the Indianapolis area, and here's where it is headed," 24 Sep. 2020 As always, the company and I remain appreciative of your commitment and dedication. Erik Hayden, Billboard, "Paradigm Permanently Lays Off 180 Staffers," 17 Sep. 2020

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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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23 Oct 2020

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“Appreciative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appreciative. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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appreciative

adjective
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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