Appreciate vs Generous - What's the difference?

appreciate | generous |


As a verb appreciate

is to be grateful or thankful for.

As an adjective generous is

(obsolete) of noble birth.

appreciate

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Verb

(appreciat)
  • to be grateful or thankful for.
  • I appreciate your efforts
  • to view as valuable.
  • You must learn to appreciate time
  • to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.
  • To test the power of bees to appreciate color.
  • * Lubbock
  • to test the power of bees to appreciate colour
  • to increase in value.
  • The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.
  • * Ramsay
  • lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Synonyms

    * esteem * estimate * understand

    Antonyms

    * depreciate

    References

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    generous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Of noble birth.
  • Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous.
  • Thank you for your generous words.
  • Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed.
  • She's been extremely generous with her winnings.
  • Large, more than ample, copious.
  • Synonyms

    * See also