appreciate


appreciate
verb
1 recognize good qualities
ADVERB
really, truly
fully, properly

The sound quality was poor so we couldn't fully appreciate the music.

especially, particularly

Teachers will especially appreciate the lists at the back of the book.

2 be grateful
ADVERB
deeply, genuinely, greatly, highly, really, sincerely, totally (esp. AmE), truly, very much

We do really appreciate your help.

especially, particularly

Younger kids might especially appreciate a trip to the zoo.

3 understand
ADVERB
fully, totally

I fully appreciate your concern. We will do all in our power to help.

easily, readily

The problems should be easily appreciated.

VERB + APPRECIATE
fail to

The government failed to appreciate the fact that voters were angry.

PHRASES
be generally appreciated, be widely appreciated

It is generally appreciated that the rail network needs a complete overhaul.

Appreciate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑asset, ↑value
Appreciate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ability, ↑art, ↑beauty, ↑benefit, ↑comment, ↑complexity, ↑compliment, ↑concern, ↑contribution, ↑difference, ↑diversity, ↑effort, ↑enormity, ↑extent, ↑fact, ↑feedback, ↑flavour, ↑generosity, ↑gravity, ↑help, ↑honesty, ↑humour, ↑impact, ↑implication, ↑importance, ↑input, ↑joke, ↑kindness, ↑magnitude, ↑merit, ↑music, ↑nuance, ↑point of view, ↑role, ↑scale, ↑seriousness, ↑significance, ↑subtlety, ↑suggestion, ↑support, ↑value, ↑wonder, ↑work, ↑worth

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  • Appreciate — Ap*pre ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appreciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appreciating}.] [L. appretiatus, p. p. of appretiare to value at a price, appraise; ad + pretiare to prize, pretium price. Cf. {Appraise}.] 1. To set a price or value on; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appreciate — ap·pre·ci·ate /ə prē shē ˌāt, pri , sē / vb at·ed, at·ing vt 1: to judge or understand the significance of incapable of appreciating the difference between right and wrong B. N. Cardozo 2: to raise the market value of compa …   Law dictionary

  • appreciate — 1 comprehend, *understand Analogous words: appraise, value, rate, *estimate, evaluate: *judge, adjudge: *apprehend, comprehend Antonyms: depreciate Contrasted words: disparage, derogate, detract, belittle, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appreciate — ap‧pre‧ci‧ate [əˈpriːʆieɪt] verb [intransitive] 1. to increase in value: • Their art collection has appreciated substantially, almost doubling in value. 2. FINANCE when a currency appreciates, it increases in value compared to other currencies:… …   Financial and business terms

  • appreciate — [v1] be grateful, thankful acknowledge, be appreciative, be indebted, be obliged, enjoy, flip over*, freak out on*, get high on*, give thanks, groove on*, welcome; concepts 12,32,76 Ant. be critical, criticize, disparage, disregard, neglect,… …   New thesaurus

  • appreciate — Its normal meaning ‘to acknowledge with gratitude’, especially in business correspondence (e.g. I appreciate everything that you have done to help us) and to form polite requests (e.g. It would be appreciated if you would reply by return of post) …   Modern English usage

  • appreciate — [ə prē′shē āt΄] vt. appreciated, appreciating [< LL(Ec) appretiatus, pp. of appretiare, APPRAISE] 1. to think well of; understand and enjoy; esteem 2. to recognize and be grateful for; be thankful for 3. to estimate the quality or worth of,… …   English World dictionary

  • Appreciate — Ap*pre ci*ate, v. i. To rise in value. [See note under {Rise}, v. i.] J. Morse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appreciate — (v.) 1650s, to esteem or value highly, from L.L. appretiatus, pp. of appretiare to set a price to (see APPRAISE (Cf. appraise)). Meaning to rise in value (intransitive) first recorded 1789. Related: APPRECIATED (Cf. Appreciated); appreciating …   Etymology dictionary

  • appreciate — ► VERB 1) recognize the value or significance of. 2) understand (a situation) fully. 3) be grateful for. 4) rise in value or price. DERIVATIVES appreciator noun. ORIGIN Latin appretiare appraise , from pretium …   English terms dictionary

  • appreciate */*/ — UK [əˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt] / US [əˈprɪʃɪˌeɪt] verb Word forms appreciate : present tense I/you/we/they appreciate he/she/it appreciates present participle appreciating past tense appreciated past participle appreciated 1) [transitive, never progressive]… …   English dictionary


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