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appreciate

[ uh-pree-shee-eyt ]
/ əˈpri ʃiˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), ap·pre·ci·at·ed, ap·pre·ci·at·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·pre·ci·at·ed, ap·pre·ci·at·ing.

to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.

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Origin of appreciate

1645–55; <Medieval Latin appreciātus valued, appraised, Late Latin appretiātus (past participle of appretiāre) appraised, equivalent to Latin ap-ap-1 + preti(um) price + -ātus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for appreciate

appreciate
/ (əˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-) /

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 appretiāre to value, prize, from Latin pretium price
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