appreciation noun

1 understanding and enjoyment of sth

ADJ. deep, fine, great, real | aesthetic

VERB + APPRECIATION have They have little appreciation of the arts. | show | cultivate, develop, gain I have now developed an appreciation of poetry.

PREP. in ~ She gazed in appreciation at the scene.

2 feeling of being grateful for sth

ADJ. deep, genuine, heartfelt

VERB + APPRECIATION express, show I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to you all.

PREP. in ~ (of) I'll be sending them a donation in appreciation of their help. | with ~ ‘Thank you,’ she murmured, with heartfelt appreciation. | ~ for his appreciation for all the work she had done

PHRASES a lack of appreciation, (as) 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

ADJ. better, clear, deep, full, great, keen, real, wider | growing There is a growing appreciation of the need for change.

VERB + APPRECIATION have | gain The course helped me to gain a deeper appreciation of what scientific research involves.

PREP. ~ of She had no appreciation of the difficulties we were facing.