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Post by Quoc » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:16 am

Hi,

Please tell me the difference in meaning between regard and appreciate? Ex:

1. Capital punishment was regarded as inhuman and immoral.
2. Capital punishment was appreciated as inhuman and immoral.

Quoc
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:13 pm

Regarded is generally used generically, without ascribing value: "thought to be".
Appreciated usually implies desirability: "recognized and wanted".
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Post by Quoc » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:13 am

Hi,

Is the same explication with:

1. Her work is very highly regarded.

2. Her work is very highly appreciated. ?

If not, what is the difference in meaning between them?
Quoc
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:24 pm

When used as in your second question, 'regarded' carries a similar meaning to 'appreciated', but strikes me as being slightly more formal in tone.
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