Appreciative



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 on the security side, would surely be welcomed.
Is This Putin’s Next Target? Josh Rogin May 22, 2014

Daughters Malia and Sasha are appreciative of the president’s uptick in fashion-forwardness too.
Michelle Obama’s Second Vogue Cover Released Misty White Sidell March 13, 2013

The ‘Factor’ host told an appreciative audience of Manhattan ‘folks’ Wednesday what he really thinks of his coworkers.
Bill O’Reilly Disses His Fellow Fox Newsers Lloyd Grove June 18, 2014

They may then use them to invite their best or most appreciative friends to use the service.
Google’s Velvet Rope Douglas Rushkoff October 13, 2009

Historical Examples

Bully yarn youve turned up, came his appreciative comment over the clatter of the keys.
The Gray Phantom’s Return Herman Landon

They all laughed, not boisterously, actually an appreciative laugh.
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden

Trent, himself an amateur of good shoe-leather, now turned to these, and glanced over the collection with an appreciative eye.
Trent’s Last Case E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley

The Leopard Woman sat her donkey, and surveyed it all with appreciative eyes.
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White

Again press notices abound, all generally with appreciative comment.
Earliest Years at Vassar Frances A. Wood

adjective
feeling, expressing, or capable of appreciation
adj.

1650s (implied in appreciatively); see appreciate + -ive. Related: Appreciativeness.

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    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 […]



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    . 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 […]

  • Appreciators

    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 I […]



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