1. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

    Synonyms : afterward, afterwards, later, later on, subsequently
    Examples :
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that
  2. located farther aft


  1. to a noticeable degree

    Examples :
    • they weather was appreciably colder


  1. extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

    Synonyms : demesne, estate, land, landed estate
    Type Of : immovable, real estate, real property, realty


  1. of or relating to the science of acoustics

    Synonyms : acoustical
    Examples :
    • acoustic properties of a hall
  2. a remedy for hearing loss or deafness

    Type Of : curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic


  1. the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

    Synonyms : archeology
    Type Of : anthropology


  1. the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

    Type Of : social science


  1. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

    Synonyms : astounding, staggering, stupefying
    Examples :
    • such an enormous response was astonishing
  2. surprising greatly

    Synonyms : amazing
    Examples :
    • the dog was capable of astonishing tricks


  1. responsibility to someone or for some activity

    Synonyms : answerability, answerableness
    Type Of : responsibility, responsibleness


  1. a social or business relationship

    Synonyms : affiliation, tie, tie-up
    Type Of : relationship
    Examples :
    • many close associations with England
  2. the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination

    Synonyms : connection, connexion
    Type Of : remembering, memory
    Examples :
    • conditioning is a form of learning by association
  3. a formal organization of people or groups of people

    Type Of : organisation, organization
  4. a relation resulting from interaction or dependence

    Type Of : relation
    Examples :
    • flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear
    • the host is not always injured by association with a parasite
  5. (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding

    Type Of : chemical process, chemical change, chemical action
  6. (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species

    Type Of : group, grouping
  7. the act of consorting with or joining with others

    Type Of : social activity
    Examples :
    • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association
  8. the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination

    Antonyms : disassociation
    Type Of : union, unification
    Examples :
    • his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break


  1. be fully aware of; realize fully

    Synonyms : take account
    Type Of : realise, see, realize, understand
    Examples :
    • Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?
  2. hold dear

    Synonyms : prize, treasure, value
    Type Of : view, consider, reckon, regard, see
  3. increase the value of

    Synonyms : apprise, apprize
    Antonyms : depreciate
    Type Of : revalue
    Examples :
    • The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark
  4. gain in value

    Synonyms : apprise, apprize, revalue
    Antonyms : depreciate
    Type Of : increase
    Examples :
    • The yen appreciated again!
  5. recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

    Type Of : recognise, recognize, acknowledge