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appreciate

[ uh-pree-shee-eyt ]
/ 蓹藞pri 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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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.
verb (used without object), ap路pre路ci路at路ed, ap路pre路ci路at路ing.
to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.
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Origin of appreciate

First recorded in 1645鈥55; from Medieval Latin appreci膩tus 鈥渧alued, appraised,鈥 from Late Latin appreti膩tus, past participle of appreti膩re 鈥渢o appraise鈥 (equivalent to Latin ap- ap-1 + preti(um) price + -膩tus -ate1)

OTHER WORDS FROM appreciate

ap路pre路ci路at路ing路ly, adverbap路pre路ci路a路tor, nounself-ap路pre路ci路at路ing, adjectiveun路ap路pre路ci路at路ing, adjective
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What are other ways to say聽appreciate?

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

How to use appreciate in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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