verb (used with object), ap·pre·ci·at·ed, ap·pre·ci·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ap·pre·ci·at·ed, ap·pre·ci·at·ing.
Origin of appreciate
Examples from the Web for appreciate
He was getting another lesson in what he had seemed not to appreciate fully about cops.
She fails to appreciate the congressional and constitutional obstacles Johnson had to overcome to win passage of the bill.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What I appreciate is, they are respectful of the democratic process.
But I think, nevertheless, it has made me appreciate his sheer ability.
Each side can appreciate some but not all aspects of decentralization.
I appreciate the spirit in which that motion was made, and Ill put it at the proper time.For the Honor of Randall|Lester Chadwick
She slept almost before she had time to appreciate the exquisite comfort of complete repose.The Lamp in the Desert|Ethel M. Dell
Your foreign laborer is quick to appreciate such a distinction and quick to respond to it.One Way Out|William Carleton
That leaves him open to appreciate the charms of Diana Von Taer, does it not?Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society|Edith Van Dyne
I dont see why you did it, butbut I appreciate it more than I can say.The Lucky Seventh|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for appreciate
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for appreciate
Word Origin and History for appreciate
1650s, "to esteem or value highly," from Late Latin appretiatus, past participle of appretiare "to set a price to" (see appraise). Meaning "to rise in value" (intransitive) first recorded 1789. Related: Appreciated; appreciating.