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- 1. appreciation, grasp, hold, understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy
- usage: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
- 2. taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, discrimination, secernment
- usage: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"
- 3. appreciation, thanks
- usage: an expression of gratitude; "he expressed his appreciation in a short note"
- 4. admiration, appreciation, blessing, approval, approving
- usage: a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
- 5. appreciation, increase, step-up
- usage: an increase in price or value; "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
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