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.
to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.
- ap·pre·ci·at·ing·ly, adverb
- ap·pre·ci·a·tor, noun
- self-ap·pre·ci·at·ing, adjective
- un·ap·pre·ci·at·ing, adjective
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How to use appreciate in a sentence
I wrote about how much I appreciate that kind of sweet kookiness in comedies — the sort of story ideas you simply can’t imagine a filmmaker pitching today, let alone a studio executive greenlighting.The fabulous Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar recalls a bygone age of wackadoodle comedy | Alissa Wilkinson | February 12, 2021 | Vox
This is a Mustang, after all, so that is important to the people who appreciate that heritage.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future | Dan Carney | February 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
We have a card that was specifically planned to espouse how fast life moves, and how we may forget to stop and say, “I appreciate you.”
It was a true lightswitch wine for me, and helped me understand and appreciate grower Champagne in a deeper way.
That’s one thing Kramon appreciates, even on the most painful calls.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
What I appreciate is, they are respectful of the democratic process.
Body Positivist Who Also Happens to Look Like Beyoncé "Young people don't appreciate how beautiful our bodies are."The Beyoncé Manifesto: Quotes on Nihilism and Feminism | Amy Zimmerman | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But this is shaping up to be the hottest product of the year, so your favorite techie will surely appreciate an I.O.U from Santa.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Richard Hendriks in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pupil will appreciate its practical value the moment he masters the key to it.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He, who knows the dangers and necessities we were in, will appreciate the joy we felt and that we feel at its arrival.
No one could appreciate better than ourselves the unpleasant possibilities that stared us in the face.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It is just this joyous, care-free nature of the Irish that the stolid Englishman will never learn to appreciate.
We say—mark this, in order to appreciate a display of the true genius of statesmanship.
British Dictionary definitions for appreciate
to feel thankful or grateful for: to appreciate a favour
(may take a clause as object) to take full or sufficient account of: to appreciate a problem
to value highly: to appreciate Shakespeare
(usually intr) to raise or increase in value
- appreciator, noun
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