NOTE: implies knowledge or awareness of something
Their company has a good appreciation of the needs of their clients.
This job requires a good appreciation of basic accounting principles.
They showed little appreciation for the how difficult it will be to overcome these obstacles.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: implies taste related to aesthetic judgment (related to Sense 1, but with a narrower reading)
Mary is teaching a music appreciation class at the community college.
A man with such appreciation of fine wine will not enjoy this jug wine from the grocery store.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: implies the agent feels pleased and indebted to another
We should all show our appreciation to Sally for all the help she gave us during this project.
He expressed his appreciation to the restaurant management in a short note.
She smiled in appreciation as the man offered her his seat on the bus.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4
The appreciation of home real estate in this area has been 70 percent in the past two years.
Traders are expecting a continued appreciation of the euro against the US dollar.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)