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appreciate

[ uh-pree-shee-eyt ]
/ 蓹藞pri 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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Definition of appreciate

verb (used with object), ap路pre路ci路at路ed, ap路pre路ci路at路ing.
to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine.
to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation.
to raise in value.
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to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.
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Origin of appreciate

1645鈥55; <Medieval Latin appreci膩tus valued, appraised, Late Latin appreti膩tus (past participle of appreti膩re) appraised, equivalent to Latin ap-ap-1 + preti(um) price + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM appreciate

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To appreciate something is to value or regard it highly. How is appreciate different from esteem, value, and prize? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.聽

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British Dictionary definitions for appreciate

appreciate
/ (蓹藞pri藧蕛瑟藢e瑟t, -s瑟-) /

verb (mainly tr)
to feel thankful or grateful forto appreciate a favour
(may take a clause as object) to take full or sufficient account ofto appreciate a problem
to value highlyto appreciate Shakespeare
(usually intr) to raise or increase in value

Derived forms of appreciate

appreciator, noun

Word Origin for appreciate

C17: from Medieval Latin appreti膩re to value, prize, from Latin pretium price
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