- 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.
Origin of appreciate
Related Wordsenjoy, welcome, acknowledge, enhance, gain, improve, fathom, read, recognize, perceive, comprehend, understand, know, grasp, realize, regard, love, like, savor, treasure
Examples from the Web for appreciated
Both Edgar and Julio shared the same smile and light-hearted manner that I remembered and appreciated from years ago.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
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I found their melancholy inviting and I appreciated their contemplative, lonely world.The Stacks: Edward Hopper’s X-Ray Vision
October 25, 2014
Dovlatov appreciated irony constantly, consistently, and with élan.From Moscow to Queens, Down Sergei Dovlatov Way
September 15, 2014
Many early maps are not appreciated for the same reason they were created.The Million-Dollar Map Thief
July 30, 2014
He appreciated the non-theistic approach because it helps “guide yourself to finding yourself,” he said.The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab
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Hewson appreciated this as soon as he realized that he had been confronted with an apparition.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
Mr. Milliken was the first of Edison's masters, and perhaps his fellows, who appreciated him.Heroes of the Telegraph
His voice, full of tenderness and strength, was said to be appreciated by the Virgin.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
His death was mourned by a large circle of friends who appreciated his worth.Cleveland Past and Present
Also, he appreciated the power with which they administered the law.White Fang
- 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
Word Origin and History for appreciated
"received with gratitude," by 1831; "enhanced in value," 1794; past participle adjective from appreciate.