feeling or showing :
an appreciative audience at the concert.
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 and Alfred Noyes
Immelan took it, sipped it appreciatively, and lit a cigarette.
The Great Prince Shan E. Phillips Oppenheim
“It’ll be good to have him around again,” she said appreciatively.
Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther
It went rolling and crackling through the church defiantly, derisively, appreciatively.
Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
“Thank you,” he said, appreciatively, when the last button was fastened.
The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
“Sam’s wife has swept and cleaned the whole house,” John said, appreciatively.
The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
“That boosts us up another fifty a week,” said Henry appreciatively.
Rope Holworthy Hall
“But you only meant it out of kindness,” replied Dimple, appreciatively.
A Sweet Little Maid Amy E. Blanchard
Patty eyed him appreciatively, with a new sense of fellow-feeling.
When Patty Went to College Jean Webster
feeling, expressing, or capable of appreciation
1650s (implied in appreciatively); see appreciate + -ive. Related: Appreciativeness.
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 […]
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 […]
to take into custody; arrest by legal warrant or authority: The police apprehended the burglars. to grasp the meaning of; understand, especially intuitively; perceive. to expect with anxiety, suspicion, or fear; anticipate: apprehending violence. to understand. to be , suspicious, or fearful; fear. Contemporary Examples Finally, even if the court did decide to pursue charges, […]