What does appreciation mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word appreciation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appreciation, grasp, hold(noun)

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

    "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

  2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness(noun)

    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. appreciation(noun)

    an expression of gratitude

    "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"

  4. admiration, appreciation(noun)

    a favorable judgment

    "a small token in admiration of your works"

  5. appreciation(noun)

    an increase in price or value

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


  1. appreciation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From appréciation.

  2. appreciation(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From appréciation.

  3. appreciation(Noun)

    A rise in value;opposed to depreciation.

    Etymology: From appréciation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appreciation(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. apprciation.]

  2. Appreciation(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. apprciation.]

  3. Appreciation(noun)

    a rise in value; -- opposed to depreciation

    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. President Barack Obama:

    They deserve our support and our appreciation and they also probably deserve higher salaries.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Wicked person feels asphyxiation on not seeing often around oneself a congregation of people offering fake appreciation to him/her, whereas wise man feels mostly suffocation on not getting seclusion.

  3. Mike Judge:

    I want them to have an appreciation for Justice Scalia and to have an appreciation for the court, scalia was a man of honor.

  4. Kim Manlove:

    We not only honor his struggle, but we honor his life, and we continue to celebrate it in wonderful ways that keep him close to us in ways we could never have possibly imagined, finally, today I have hope, joy and gratitude for the continued presence of my son who has, and is, showing me not only the path for recovery from my own addiction but to new understandings and appreciation of life.

  5. Morgan Stanley:

    When we assess the over 30 percent decline in oil since early November, much of it is attributable to the appreciation in the trade-weighted USD.

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Translations for appreciation

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  • تقديرArabic
  • оценяване, висока оценка, благодарност, отчитане, разбиранеBulgarian
  • gwerthfawrogiadWelsh
  • Wertschätzung, Dankbarkeit, Wertzunahme, Würdigung, Beurteilung, AnerkennungGerman
  • apreciaciónSpanish
  • appréciationFrench
  • penghargaanIndonesian
  • apprezzamentoItalian
  • 感謝Japanese
  • 감사Korean
  • ته‌قدیرKurdish
  • extollaturLatin
  • takknemlighetNorwegian
  • apreciaçãoPortuguese
  • apreciereRomanian
  • оценка, высокая оценка, признательность, благодарность, вздорожание, повышение ценностиRussian

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