appreciation :

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uh pree shee ay shuhn

  • n  understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  • n  delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
  • n  an expression of gratitude
    he expressed his appreciation in a short note
  • n  a favorable judgment
  • n  an increase in price or value
    an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate
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  • President Bush in
    Al Gonzales is a man of integrity, decency and principle and I have reluctantly accepted his resignation with great appreciation for the service that he has provided for our country,Bush said from the tarmac of a Texas airfield on his way to...
  • Tony Hayward in The Associated Press
    Having grown up in Mississippi, Bob has a deep appreciation and affinity for the Gulf Coast, and believes deeply in BP's commitment to restore the region,Hayward said.
  • Alan Arkin in Forbes
    More than anything, I'm deeply moved by the open-hearted appreciation our small film has received, which in these fragmented times speaks so openly of the possibility of innocence,Arkin said.

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