Appreciator



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 piece that is not utterly, hopelessly valueless is sure to find some appreciator in the end.
The Footlights Fore and Aft Channing Pollock

Art exists not only for the artist’s sake but for the appreciator too.
The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes

According as he identifies himself with the thing outside of him, the child is the first appreciator.
The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes

For the artist it is creation by expression; for the appreciator it is creation by evocation.
The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes

It was my work to hunt them out and bring them to him as to one who was an appreciator.
A Woman’s Burden Fergus Hume

In the actual presence of the picture the appreciator’s experience is complex.
The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes

The task of the appreciator, then, is to develop his capacity to receive and enjoy.
The Enjoyment of Art Carleton Noyes

To the appreciator the arts of form carry a twofold significance.
The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes

He is an appreciator of literature rather than critic in the modern sense.
A History of American Literature Since 1870 Fred Lewis Pattee

The value of the subject to the appreciator, however, is not immediately clear.
The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes

verb (mainly transitive)
to feel thankful or grateful for: to appreciate a favour
(may take a clause as object) to take full or sufficient account of: to appreciate a problem
to value highly: to appreciate Shakespeare
(usually intransitive) to raise or increase in value
v.

1650s, “to esteem or value highly,” from Late Latin appretiatus, past participle of appretiare “to set a price to” (see appraise). Meaning “to rise in value” (intransitive) first recorded 1789. Related: Appreciated; appreciating.

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