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Definitions and Synonyms of appreciation | Another word for appreciation | What is appreciation?

Definition 1: a favorable judgment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where appreciation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a small token in admiration of your works

Synonyms for appreciation in the sense of this definition

(appreciation is a kind of ...) the formal act of approving

"he gave the project his blessing" "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

(... is a kind of appreciation ) the act of admiring strongly

(... is a kind of appreciation ) a portrayal of something as ideal

"the idealization of rural life was very misleading"

Definition 2: an increase in price or value - [noun denoting act]

Samples where appreciation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate

(appreciation is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

Definition 3: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where appreciation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

Synonyms for appreciation in the sense of this definition

(appreciation is a kind of ...) the cognitive condition of someone who understands

"he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

(... is a kind of appreciation ) a natural appreciation or ability

"a keen musical sense" "a good sense of timing"

Definition 4: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where appreciation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
  • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

Synonyms for appreciation in the sense of this definition

(appreciation is a kind of ...) the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

(... is a kind of appreciation ) love of or taste for fine objects of art

(... is a kind of appreciation ) the popular taste at a given time

"leather is the latest vogue" "he followed current trends" "the 1920s had a style of their own"

(... is a kind of appreciation ) refined taste; tact

(... is a kind of appreciation ) the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

(... are attributes of appreciation) having or showing or conforming to good taste

(... are attributes of appreciation) lacking aesthetic or social taste

Definition 5: an expression of gratitude - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where appreciation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he expressed his appreciation in a short note

(appreciation is a kind of ...) an acknowledgment of appreciation

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