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- appretiate (archaic)
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.
- IPA(key): /əˈpɹiː.ʃi.eɪt/, /əˈpɹiː.si.eɪt/, /əˈpɹɪʃ.i.eɪt/
- Hyphenation: ap‧pre‧ci‧ate
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- (transitive) To be grateful or thankful for.
- (transitive) To view as valuable.
- (transitive) To be fully conscious of; understand; be aware of; detect.
- It is essential for the reader to appreciate how important this argument is.
- I appreciate that what I'm asking you to do is very difficult.
- to test the power of bees to appreciate colour
- (intransitive, 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, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, ISBN 978-0-395-82517-4.
- “appreciate” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
- "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 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.