Appreciation, or capital appreciation, is an increase in the price or value of an asset. Appreciation occurs when the market value of an asset is higher than the price an investor paid for that asset. It can refer to an increase in value of real estate, stocks, bonds, or any other class of investable asset

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
appreciation (noun)
1.
a) - judgment evaluation , especially a favorable critical estimate
b) sensitive awareness , especially recognition of aesthetic values
c) an expression of admiration, , or gratitude - approval
2.
increase in value
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
appreciation (noun)
1.
a feeling of great approval and liking
SYNONYMS:
account, appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respect
RELATED WORDS:
appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passion
NEAR ANTONYMS:
condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfaction
disfavor
appreciation (noun)
2.
acknowledgment of having received something good from another
SYNONYMS:
appreciation, appreciativeness, gratefulness, gratitude, thankfulness
RELATED WORDS:
thanksgiving; gratification, indebtedness, satisfaction; acknowledgment ( acknowledgement), recognition, tribute
ingratitude, thanklessness, unappreciation, ungratefulness
appreciation (noun)
3.
the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something
SYNONYMS:
appreciation, apprehension, grasp, grip, hold, perception, percipience, understanding
RELATED WORDS:
absorption, assimilation, digestion, uptake; conception, visualization; awareness, consciousness, enlightenment, realization
NEAR ANTONYMS:
misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misperception, misunderstanding
incomprehension, noncomprehension
appreciation
Synonyms:
Valuing
Categories: Assets