HyperDic: appreciation

English > 5 senses of the word appreciation:
NOUNcognitionappreciation, grasp, holdunderstanding of the nature or meaning / meaning or quality or magnitude of something
cognitionappreciation, taste, discernment, perceptivenessdelicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
communicationappreciationan expression of gratitude
actappreciation, admirationa favorable judgment
actappreciationan increase / increase / increase / increase / increase in price or value
appreciation > pronunciation
Soundsahpriy.shiyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > appreciation: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningunderstanding of the nature or meaning / meaning or quality or magnitude of something.
Synonymsgrasp, hold
NarrowersenseA natural appreciation or ability
Broaderunderstanding, apprehension, discernment, savvyThe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
Spanishapreciación
Catalanapreciació
English > appreciation: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningDelicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values).
Synonymstaste, discernment, perceptiveness
AttributestastefulFree from what is tawdry or unbecoming
tastelesslacking aesthetic or social taste
NarrowercultureThe tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
delicacy, discretionrefined taste
virtu, vertu, connoisseurshiplove of or taste for fine objects of art
vogue, trend, styleThe popular taste at a given time
Broaderdiscrimination, secernmentThe cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
Spanishapreciación, discernimiento, gusto, perceptividad
Catalanapreciació, discerniment, gust
English > appreciation: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn expression of gratitude.
Example"he expressed his appreciation in a short note"
BroaderthanksAn acknowledgment of appreciation
Spanishagradecimiento, apreciación, aprecio
English > appreciation: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA favorable judgment.
Synonymadmiration
Narroweradoration, idolization, idolisationThe act of admiring / admiring strongly
idealization, idealisation, glorificationA portrayal of something as ideal
Broaderblessing, approval, approvingThe formal act of approving
Spanishadmiración, aprecio, reconocimiento
Catalanadmiració, reconeixement
English > appreciation: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningAn increase / increase / increase / increase / increase in price or value.
Example"an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
Broaderincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
OppositedepreciationA decrease in price or value
Catalanapreciació

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