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English noun: appreciation

1. appreciation (cognition) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something


SamplesHe has a good grasp of accounting practices.


Synonymsgrasp, hold


Broader (hypernym)apprehension, discernment, savvy, understanding


Narrower (hyponym)sense

2. appreciation (cognition) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)


SamplesArrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success.
To ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste.


Synonymsdiscernment, perceptiveness, taste


Broader (hypernym)discrimination, secernment


Narrower (hyponym)connoisseurship, culture, delicacy, discretion, style, trend, vertu, virtu, vogue


Attributetasteful, tasteless

3. appreciation (communication) an expression of gratitude


SamplesHe expressed his appreciation in a short note.


Broader (hypernym)thanks

4. appreciation (act) a favorable judgment


SamplesA small token in admiration of your works.


Synonymsadmiration


Broader (hypernym)approval, approving, blessing


Narrower (hyponym)adoration, glorification, idealisation, idealization, idolisation, idolization

5. appreciation (act) an increase in price or value


SamplesAn appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate.


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up


Antonymsdepreciation









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