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
She and Adams messaged on Reddit about her idea, then he designed a box that he thought Chadbourne would appreciate.Why this Virginia man spent days making an Alzheimer’s ‘busy box’ for a stranger | Cathy Free | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
The vintage lover in your life will appreciate this Frigidaire Retro Mini Fridge with an old-school bottle opener.The best Walmart Cyber Monday deals: The best early deals and sales on TVs, air fryers, gaming consoles, and more | Carla Sosenko | November 12, 2020 | Popular-Science
While I can appreciate “Rogue” for blurring the line of morality between assassins and Templars, it didn’t do enough beyond that.
So along with our Hall of Pretty Damn Good Players, we want to appreciate these unsung teams that nobody saw coming, in a series we’re calling the Little Teams That Could.The 2014-15 Kansas City Royals Were One Of Baseball’s Great Underdog Stories | Neil Paine (email@example.com) | November 11, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
I really appreciate my new 5 million friends around the world.Robin Kemp lost her news job in Clayton County, Ga. — but she kept reporting the news. It paid off on election week. | Reis Thebault | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Here are some more of these full-bodied writings and sayings that only this vigorous appreciator could bring us for so many years.Robert Hughes’s Best Quotes on Art, Australia, and More | | August 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Any piece that is not utterly, hopelessly valueless is sure to find some appreciator in the end.The Footlights Fore and Aft | Channing Pollock
According as he identifies himself with the thing outside of him, the child is the first appreciator.
The final meaning of art to the appreciator lies in just this sense of its relation to his own experience.
He is at once the artist translated into simpler terms and the appreciator raised to a higher power of perception and response.
To mediate between the artist and the appreciator, the critic must understand the artist and he must feel with the appreciator.
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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