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English definition of “appreciative”

appreciative

adjective uk   /əˈpriː.ʃə.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/
showing that you understand how good something is, or are grateful for something: It's nice to have an appreciative audience. I'm very appreciative of all the support you've given me.
appreciatively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She smiled appreciatively at him.
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