What does appreciation mean?

Definitions for appreciation
əˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃənap·pre·ci·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appreciation, grasp, holdnoun

    understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

    "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

  2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptivenessnoun

    delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

    "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

  3. appreciationnoun

    an expression of gratitude

    "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"

  4. admiration, appreciationnoun

    a favorable judgment

    "a small token in admiration of your works"

  5. appreciationnoun

    an increase in price or value

    "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"


  1. appreciationnoun

    A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.

  2. appreciationnoun

    Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.

    His foreboding showed his appreciation of Henry's character. uE000108999uE001J. R. Green.

  3. appreciationnoun

    A rise in value;opposed to depreciation.

  4. Etymology: From appréciation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appreciationnoun

    a just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence

  2. Appreciationnoun

    accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors

  3. Appreciationnoun

    a rise in value; -- opposed to depreciation

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. apprciation.]

Editors Contribution

  1. appreciation

    To recognize the value of a person or animal and the contribution and effort made.

    The show their appreciation by being loving, kind and nonjudgmental.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appreciation' in Nouns Frequency: #2498

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appreciation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appreciation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of appreciation in a Sentence

  1. Charles Robba:

    My trip to the Mergui enlarged my appreciation for moving out of more commercial, westernized tourist areas elsewhere in Southeast Asia, one feels like an explorer on several levels. Viewing new landscapes each day, going on a RIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) to explore a beach, or taking a kayak by oneself to quietly drift off provides you with a new perspective to one's sense of the place.

  2. David Diamond:

    It’s not stupidity, it’s that children and teens have partially formed brains, it’s a capacity to look to the future -- that’s really what the frontal cortex does and that’s what preteens lack, an appreciation for the consequence of their actions.

  3. New Yorkers:

    I know its a trying day and thats the end of their shift and new people are coming on to work for their own shift, so we want to help them and give them a boost with our encouragement and appreciation.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    SENSEX is showing Up, but there is hardly any price appreciation in small and mid cap companies. Shares priced Rs.98 is hovering between 98.15 and 97.85 for last 1 hour and same is the case with almost all companies.

  5. Diane Lane:

    I've learned a lot recently about vulnerability and the strength that lies within that and it's an interesting lesson because I think Kevin Costner posses this as an actor as well, kevin Costner appreciation for the vulnerability of Kevin Costner characters. It's not always about who can be the toughest I think it's often about who can feel the most, especially in these isolating times we are in.

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  • تقديرArabic
  • оценяване, висока оценка, благодарност, разбиране, отчитанеBulgarian
  • gwerthfawrogiadWelsh
  • Wertschätzung, Dankbarkeit, Wertzunahme, Anerkennung, Würdigung, BeurteilungGerman
  • apreciaciónSpanish
  • appréciationFrench
  • penghargaanIndonesian
  • apprezzamentoItalian
  • 感謝Japanese
  • 감사Korean
  • ته‌قدیرKurdish
  • extollaturLatin
  • takknemlighetNorwegian
  • apreciaçãoPortuguese
  • apreciereRomanian
  • благодарность, повышение ценности, вздорожание, оценка, признательность, высокая оценкаRussian

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