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Originated 1645–55 from Medieval Latin appreciatus (“valued or appraised”), from Late Latin appretiatus (“appraised”), from ap- (form of ad- (“towards”)) + preti(um) (“price”) (English precious) + -atus.
- (transitive) to be grateful or thankful for.
- I appreciate your efforts
- (transitive) to view as valuable.
- You must learn to appreciate time
- (transitive) to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.
- To test the power of bees to appreciate color.
- to test the power of bees to appreciate colour
- (transitive) to increase in value.
- The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.
- lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money
to be grateful for something
to value highly
to be aware of
to increase in value
- “appreciate” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
- “appreciate” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- "appreciate" in the Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version), K Dictionaries limited, 2000-2006.
- appreciate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- "appreciate" in WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2006.