Synonyms of appreciation
1 admirationDictionary • He whistled in appreciation.
admiration • Her eyes widened with admiration.
liking • She had a liking for good clothes.
respect • I have tremendous respect for him.
assessment • He was referred to a psychiatric hospital for assessment.
esteem • He is held in high esteem by his colleagues.
relish • The three men ate with relish.
enjoyment • She ate with great enjoyment.
appraisal • Self-appraisal is never easy.
estimation • estimations of pre-tax profits of £12.5 million
2 gratitudeDictionary • the gifts presented to them in appreciation of their work
gratitude • I wish to express my gratitude for everyone's kindness.
recognition • At last, her father's work has received popular recognition.
acknowledgment • Grateful acknowledgement is made for permission to reprint.
3 awareness • They have a strong appreciation of the importance of economic incentives.
understanding • They have to have a basic understanding of computers.
knowledge • the quest for scientific knowledge
recognition • They welcomed his recognition of the recession.
perception • how our perception of death affects the way we live
consciousness • His political consciousness sprang from his upbringing.
realization • There is a growing realization that things cannot go on like this for much longer.
comprehension • The situation was utterly beyond her comprehension.
familiarity • The enemy would always have the advantage of familiarity with the rugged terrain.
4 increaseDictionary • You have to take capital appreciation of the property into account.
increase • a sharp increase in productivity
rise • the prospect of another rise in interest rates
gain • House prices showed a gain of nearly 8% in June.
growth • the unchecked growth of the country's population
inflation • Such pressure leads to the inflation of course-work marks.
improvement • the dramatic improvements in conditions
escalation • a sudden escalation of unrest in the south-eastern region
5 reviewDictionary • I had written an appreciation of his work for a magazine.
review • We've never had a good review in the press.
report • She was getting bad school reports.
notice • She got some good notices for her performance last night.
criticism • Her work includes novels, poetry and literary criticism.
praise • I have nothing but praise for the police.
tribute • The song is a tribute to Elvis Presley.
critique • The book is a feminist critique of Victorian lady novelists.
acclamation • The event went ahead to universal acclamation.
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acclamationAcclamation is a noisy or enthusiastic expression of approval for someone or something.
• The event went ahead to universal acclamation.
• Grateful acknowledgement is made for permission to reprint.
admirationAdmiration is a feeling of great liking and respect for a person or thing.
• Her eyes widened with admiration.
Thesaurus for appreciation from the Collins English Thesaurus