gratitude; thankful recognition:
They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch.
the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.
clear perception or recognition, especially of aesthetic quality:
a course in art appreciation.
an increase or rise in the value of property, goods, etc.
critical notice; evaluation; opinion, as of a situation, person, etc.
a critique or written evaluation, especially when favorable.
thanks or gratitude
assessment of the true worth or value of persons or things
perceptive recognition of qualities, as in art
an increase in value, as of goods or property
a written review of a book, etc, esp when favourable
c.1600 (with an isolated use from c.1400), from Anglo-French appreciation, noun of action from Old French apprécier (14c.), from Late Latin appretiare “estimate the quality of” (see appreciate). Generally with a sense of “high estimation” from c.1650. Meaning “expression of (favorable) estimation” is from 1858; sense of “rise in value” is from c.1790.
feeling or showing : an appreciative audience at the concert. Contemporary Examples I am so appreciative for the ability to be able to provide services, as every affiliate is. Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials Brandy Zadrozny November 11, 2013 Filat said Moldova was appreciative of U.S. assistance but more help, especially […]
feeling or showing : an appreciative audience at the concert. Historical Examples At this the parent grinned a little, grimly it is true, but appreciatively. The Preliminaries Cornelia A. P. Comer He drank it appreciatively and remarked that there was still no other he liked so well. Alexander’s Bridge and The Barrel Organ Willa Cather […]
to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation. to raise in value. to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly. Historical Examples Any […]
. Historical Examples But she was already reading the brief article aloud, slowly but with appreciatory expression. ‘Smiles’ Eliot H. Robinson It is a highly favorable notice, and, as far as it goes, appreciatory. George Eliot’s Life, Vol. II (of 3) George Eliot She was a rara avis in terris and excited any amount of […]