/əpriːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ /əpriːsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ [uh-pree-she-ay-shun]
mass noun
1 Recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
1.1 Gratitude.
1.2 count noun A written assessment of an artist or piece of work, typically a favourable one.
2 A full understanding of a situation.
3 mass noun Increase in monetary value.

Late 15th century from French appréciation, from late Latin appretiatio(n-), from the verb appretiare ‘set at a price, appraise’ (see appreciate).


Today’s a day of appreciation
All across the US nation.
For most, as well, it’s a mini vacation
Partly spent at an airport or maybe a gas station.

Whether you raise bread with yeast
Or simply bake it flat,
I wish for you “Good Harvest Feast”
Or something much like that.


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