appreciation


appreciation
noun
1 understanding and enjoyment of sth
ADJECTIVE
deep, great, real
aesthetic
art, music
new, new-found

his new-found appreciation for art

renewed

a renewed appreciation of traditions once branded as primitive

public

The organization aims to promote public appreciation of photography.

VERB + APPRECIATION
have

They have little appreciation of the arts.

share

He doesn't share my appreciation for opera.

show
develop, gain

I have now developed an appreciation of poetry.

foster

We hope the course will help foster a lifelong appreciation of music.

enhance, increase
PREPOSITION
in appreciation

She gazed in appreciation at the scene.

appreciation for, appreciation of

They had a new-found appreciation for Japanese music.

2 feeling of being grateful for sth
ADJECTIVE
deep, genuine, heartfelt, sincere
VERB + APPRECIATION
express, show

I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to you all.

extend (formal, esp. AmE)

The authors extend their sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to the book.

PREPOSITION
in appreciation (of)

I'll be sending them a donation in appreciation of their help.

with appreciation

‘Thank you,’ she murmured, with heartfelt appreciation.

appreciation for

his appreciation for all the work she had done

PHRASES
a lack of appreciation
a token of your appreciation

As a token of our appreciation we would like to offer you this small gift.

3 understanding of what sth involves
ADJECTIVE
better, clear, deep, full, great, keen, real, true, wider
growing

There is a growing appreciation of the need for change.

new

The article gave me a new appreciation for the work which went into the album.

VERB + APPRECIATION
have
gain

The course helped me to gain a deeper appreciation of what scientific research involves.

PREPOSITION
appreciation of

She had no appreciation of the difficulties we were facing.


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