appreciate (v.) 1. be thankful for 感激
[例] I appreciated your help.
2. understand 理解
[例] I appreciate your problems.
3. increase in value 增值
[例] My shares have appreciated by 10%.
apprentice (n.) young person who is learning a skill 学徒
[例] Don’t listen to him. Jack is only an apprentice.
[同义词] learner, beginner
apprenticeship (n.) period of time spent learning a skill 学徒年限，学徒身份
[例] Jack served an apprenticeship with a carpenter.
appropriate (v.) to put an amount of money aside for a special purpose 拨出（款项）
[例] They appropriated $10,000 for bribery.
approve (v.) agree to pass officially 批准
[例] They Board approved the new plan.
approval (n.) agreement 批准
aptitude (n.) natural ability (to do a task) 天资
[例] She had a high aptitude for business.
arbitrage (n.) the purchase of securities on one market for immediate resale on another market in order to profit from a price discrepancy 套利
[例] He made big fortune by arbitrage.
arbitration (n.) process of settling a dispute 仲裁
[例] We shall have to resort to arbitration.
[同义词] judgement, adjudication
area (n.) region 区域
[例] His sales area is the North East.
[同义词] district, region, territory
arrears (n.) money which is owed and has not been paid on time 到期未付帐
[例] The payment in arrears amounts to$100.
[同义词] arrearage, debt, liabilities
arrival notice (n.) a note sent by a carrier to the receiver( consignee) saying that goods have arrived 到货通知
[例] After your receipt of the arrival notice from the carrier---COSCO, please arrange the picking-up of the goods at the dock.
artifical person (n.) a company considered as having a separate legal identity from the people who work for it, although some of these people will represent the will of the company 法人
[例] The company is regarded legally as an artifical person.
[同义词] fictitious person, juristic person
as per (adv.) according to 根据
[例] As per your request that is made in your last mail, we are writing to confirm our point concerning the price.
asap as soon as possible 及早
[例] After the cargo reaches your dock, please inform us by fax or email asap.
assemble (v.)1. put (a product) together from component parts 装配
[例] After the internal innovation, the efficiency of workers’ assembling machines has greatly improved.
2. to bring or call together into a group or whole 集合
[例] Ask your colleagues to assemble in the meeting room at 10:15.
assembly-line (n.) layout of workers and machines where the work passes from one worker to the next, usually on a moving belt, until it is finished 装配线
[例] All the workers should take care of the assembly line.
assembly (n.) putting (a product) together 装配
[例] We have automated assembly line.
assembly point (n.) a place where people should gather in an emergency 集合地点
assented stock (n.) an item of financial value, eg an ordinary share, that belongs to someone who has agreed to the conditions of a takeover bid 同意股票
assess (v.) estimate the value of 估价
[例] The property was assessed at ￡20,000.
[同义词] value, evaluate