appreciate

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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,… …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 appreciate — ap|pre|ci|ate [ ə priʃi,eıt ] verb ** 1. ) transitive never progressive to understand the true nature of a situation, and realize why it is important or serious: REALIZE: I began to appreciate the difficulties my father had faced. appreciate… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 appreciate — ap|pre|ci|ate W3S2 [əˈpri:ʃieıt] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of appretiare, from Latin ad to + pretium price ] 1.) [T not in progressive] to understand how serious or important a situation or problem is or what… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 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 …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 appreciate — [[t]əpri͟ːʃieɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ appreciates, appreciating, appreciated 1) VERB If you appreciate something, for example a piece of music or good food, you like it because you recognize its good qualities. [V n] Anyone can appreciate our music... [V n]… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 appreciate — v. 1) to appreciate deeply, greatly, keenly, sincerely, very much 2) (K) we appreciate your helping us 3) (misc.) we appreciate the fact that you have helped us * * * [ə priːʃɪeɪt] greatly keenly sincerely very much (K) we appreciate your helping …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 appreciate*/*/ — [əˈpriːʃiˌeɪt] verb 1) [T] to understand a situation and know why it is important or serious Syn: realize Doctors are beginning to appreciate how dangerous this drug can be.[/ex] We appreciate that you cannot make a decision immediately.[/ex] 2)… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 appreciate — ap•pre•ci•ate [[t]əˈpri ʃiˌeɪt[/t]] v. at•ed, at•ing 1) to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness[/ex] 2) to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine[/ex] 3) to be fully conscious of; be… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 appreciate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Late Latin appretiatus, past participle of appretiare, from Latin ad + pretium price more at price Date: 1655 transitive verb 1. a. to grasp the nature, worth, quality, or …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 appreciate — appreciatingly, adv. appreciator, n. /euh pree shee ayt /, v., appreciated, appreciating. 1. to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness. v.t. 2. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine …

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