Definition of Appreciate

1. Verb. Recognize with gratitude; be grateful for.

Generic synonyms: Acknowledge, Recognise, Recognize
Derivative terms: Appreciative



2. Verb. Be fully aware of; realize fully. "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"
Exact synonyms: Take Account
Generic synonyms: Realise, Realize, See, Understand
Derivative terms: Appreciator

3. Verb. Hold dear. "Sam and Sue appreciate the movie "; "I prize these old photographs"
Exact synonyms: Prize, Treasure, Value
Specialized synonyms: Do Justice, Recognise, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View
Derivative terms: Appreciative, Treasure, Valuable, Valuable

4. Verb. Gain in value. "The yen appreciated again!"
Exact synonyms: Apprise, Apprize, Revalue
Generic synonyms: Increase
Related verbs: Apprise, Apprize
Antonyms: Depreciate
Derivative terms: Revaluation

5. Verb. Increase the value of. "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
Exact synonyms: Apprise, Apprize
Generic synonyms: Revalue
Related verbs: Apprise, Apprize, Revalue
Antonyms: Depreciate

Definition of Appreciate

1. v. t. To set a price or value on; to estimate justly; to value.

2. v. i. To rise in value. [See note under Rise, v. i.]

Definition of Appreciate

1. Verb. (transitive) to be grateful or thankful for. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to view as valuable. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to increase in value. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appreciate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appreciate

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Literary usage of Appreciate

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1. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"There will then be no need to apologize for the grammar, ami any one can appreciate the facility, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"we should agree with the views as to the nature of lichens held by Dr. Schneider in order to enable us to appreciate the value of the service which he has ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... with a hope that a little fame will bring them an increase in salary from some practical person or persons who appreciate their unselfish efforts. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... with numerous sporo* blasts. failed to appreciate its true significance, and coa sidered it rather as a degeneration-appearance. ..."

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