Part of speech: noun

An appreciating; true estimation; recognition; increase in value.

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Usage examples "appreciation":

  1. One thing Ireland had done for him, and for that he would be always grateful to Ireland- Ireland had revealed a noble woman to him; and distance would bring a closer and more intimate appreciation of her. - "The Untilled Field", George Moore.
  2. Osborne coughed behind his hand; the eyes of the assistant coroner snapped with appreciation. - "Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist", John T. McIntyre.
  3. He had taken advantage of the opportunity which the gift of the cake presented to send her a note of thanks and appreciation. - "The Dude Wrangler", Caroline Lockhart.