- to feel thankful or grateful for
- (may take a clause as object) to take full or sufficient account of: to appreciate a problem
- to value highly
- (usually intr) to raise or increase in value
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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ap•pre•ci•ate /əˈpriʃiˌeɪt/USA pronunciation v., -at•ed, -at•ing.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ap•pre•ci•ate (ə prē′shē āt′),
v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
2 . Appreciate, esteem, prize, value imply holding something in high regard. To appreciate is to exercise wise judgment, delicate perception, and keen insight in realizing the worth of something. To esteem is to feel respect combined with a warm, kindly feeling. To value is to attach importance to a thing because of its worth (material or otherwise). To prize is to value highly and cherish.
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