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ap·pre·ci·a·tion   uh-pree-shee-ey-shuhn

noun
1.
gratitude; thankful recognition: They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch.
2.
the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.
3.
clear perception or recognition, especially of aesthetic quality: a course in art appreciation.
4.
an increase or rise in the value of property, goods, etc.
5.
critical notice; evaluation; opinion, as of a situation, person, etc.
I HAVE COME TO FIND OUT THAT SOMETIMES I GET NO appreciation FOR THINGS I HAVE DONE OR I DO
by sturgeon bait January 31, 2012
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When your girlfriend gives you a blowjob she is showing appreciation.
You let your girlfriend drive your corvette all day long and spend your money. The least she could do is show "appreciation"
by Reengade44e October 23, 2013
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Your child's thanks for not only bringing them up and giving them everything they will ever need. doing their homework throughout their educational periods, for solving their ongoing everyday problems on an ongoing basis, taking their constant abuse and criticism once they leave home as they now know everything about life and then letting them move back in, each time they constantly fail in their miserable lives in the real world and then it starts all over again and even then they won't do any chores around the house, like taking out the garbage to the garage, never mind the curb or even stepping into the garage to throw their recycles into the right bin, washing their own clothes, making their own meals and the list goes on from there but I am sure they will be there and on time when the lawyer reads out wills and be wearing brand new clothes that we weren't available to buy them fortunately!
" prepaid for by us in the obituaries or there would have been nothing done!" In appreciation of their lives on this earth I would like to thank Mom and Dad for what they have done for us and we hate you for leaving us so soon. - Your Children
by Nezrok December 22, 2016
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Appreciate means to value something. It also means to be thankful of what you have.
by JS FAN FOREVER October 14, 2017
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an overwhelming feeling of gratitude - for example when someone uber generously gives you some music off their ipod.. and a fair bit resultant love goes into that word too.
The appreciativeness I feel right now is unreal - my ipod's got new va-va as my Romeo gave me some new music - and new life.
by The Mamma with the Quan November 14, 2007
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It's like thank you, but on steroids
Dealer: here's your weed

Dude: thanks, I appreciate it
by Obama Bin Hitler June 18, 2017
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1.AppreciateVN(not used in the progressive tenses)to recognize the good qualities of sb/sth

2.(not usually used in the progressive tenses)to be grateful for sth that sb has done;to welcome sth

3.(not used in the progressive tenses)to understand that sth is true
1.
1.You can´t really appreciate foreign literature in translation.
2.Her family doens´t appreciate her.

2.
1.VNI´d appreciate some help.
2.V-ingI don´t appreciate being treated like a second-class citizen.
3.VN-ingWe would appreciate you letting us know of any problems.

3.
1.VNWhat I failed to appreciate was the distance between the two cities.
2.V wh-I don´t think you appreciate how expensive it will be.
by Twigy April 12, 2009
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