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.

    Etymology: From appréciation.

  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.

    Etymology: From appréciation.

  3. appreciationnoun

    A rise in value;opposed to depreciation.

    Etymology: From appréciation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appreciationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. apprciation.]

  2. Appreciationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. apprciation.]

  3. Appreciationnoun

    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. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus:

    @WHO is monitoring the new #coronavirus outbreak every moment of every day, my respect and appreciation to my colleagues@WHO who are showing great commitment. We will have more news following tomorrows Emergency Committee meeting.

  2. Olivia Wilde:

    It's going to be a Beyonce listening party, appreciation, dance off.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    An organization which can't do appreciation of a right, dutiful person with duly increment & promotion does not deserve to run its business even for one year duration.

  4. Jeff Leggit:

    I’ve just really tried hard to be a positive light. I’ve learned to compliment often. I’ve learned to show people how much I really care about them, and how much I want to help them, when you see death like that, you gain an appreciation for life really quickly— how short it is, how precious it is.

  5. Shaelyn Pham:

    This is a great time to sit down and just reflect, it is also a time to show appreciation for the people around you, and for yourself, as well.

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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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