View synonyms for appreciated


[ uh-pree-shee-ey-tid ]


  1. regarded or received with thankfulness:

    The spa vouchers made a much appreciated gift for the new moms.

  2. highly valued or esteemed:

    At the conference we get to network, make friends, and feel like an appreciated part of a vibrant community of researchers.

  3. perceived and understood; recognized:

    The relationships between increased urbanization and decreased infection rates are still inadequately appreciated.

  4. increased in value:

    For most of the society, the appreciated currency just makes it harder to pay off debt.

    Transferring appreciated securities to our charitable foundation is an excellent way to support breakthrough research while avoiding the capital gains tax.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of appreciate.

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Other Words From

  • un·ap·pre·ci·at·ed adjective
  • un·der·ap·pre·ci·at·ed adjective
  • well-ap·pre·ci·at·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of appreciated1

First recorded in 1750–60; appreciat(e) ( def ) + -ed 2( def ), for the adjective senses; appreciat(e) ( def ) + -ed 1( def ), for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

One reason we encourage teachers to use insects in their classrooms is that we’ve observed that interacting with insects can help children appreciate nature.

Instead of going to back to Denmark, he stayed here and I really appreciate that.

I appreciate a server who can share a little story about the dishes, as happens here, but my patience wears thin when a waiter asks how I like everything, every course, as also occurs here.

He says that if a township could plant enough trees in gardens, parks and zoos to support free-living colugos, locals could see and learn about the animals and appreciate them.

You hear all these stories of anti-maskers, but I’ve worn this mask in rural areas, and people just recognize it’s protective, and they appreciate that.

He made clear that he fully appreciated what the cops had done.

And like all prophets, he was under-appreciated by his country, his community, and his party for far too long.

Both Edgar and Julio shared the same smile and light-hearted manner that I remembered and appreciated from years ago.

I found their melancholy inviting and I appreciated their contemplative, lonely world.

C-list TV star Adam Baldwin threw her GamerGate conspiracy video a much appreciated tweet.

However, I never myself appreciated concertos until I came to Germany.

She was far too sensible for ingratitude, and fully appreciated the gifts that life had so liberally dealt her.

They appreciated by now that he was not the kind to give up without a fight, therefore they were on the lookout.

The quiet comfort and heartfelt warmth of an English fireside must be felt to be appreciated.

Few knew—in fact maybe only one other, and that was her husband—or appreciated how much that false testimony had cost her.