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ap·pre·ci·a·tion

appreciation

 
 
pronunciation:
pri shi eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a feeling of thanks.
I told her of my appreciation for the cookies she baked.
synonyms:
acknowledgment, gratefulness, gratitude, thanks
similar words:
thanksgiving
definition 2: the act of judging worth or quality.
similar words:
admiration, credit, esteem, estimation, knowledge, understanding, wisdom
definition 3: a rise in value.
The appreciation of that investment was a welcome surprise.
similar words:
increase, pain
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