• IPA: /əˈpɹiː.ʃi.eɪt/, /əˈpɹiː.si.eɪt/, /əˈpɹɪʃ.i.eɪt/

appreciate (appreciates, present participle appreciating; past and past participle appreciated)

  1. (transitive) To be grateful or thankful for.
    I appreciate your efforts
    Synonyms: esteem
  2. (transitive) To view as valuable.
    You must learn to appreciate time
    Synonyms: esteem
  3. (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
    Synonyms: grasp
  4. (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
    Antonyms: depreciate
Related terms Translations
  • French: être reconnaissant de
  • German: zu schätzen wissen
  • Italian: apprezzare, essere riconoscente
  • Portuguese: apreciar, ser grato, ser grata, ficar agradecido, ficar agradecida
  • Russian: быть призна́тельным
  • Spanish: agradecer
  • French: apprécier (à sa juste valeur)
  • German: zu schätzen wissen
  • Italian: apprezzare
  • Portuguese: valorizar, dar valor
  • Russian: оце́нивать
  • Spanish: valorar
  • French: se rendre (bien) compte de
  • German: verstehen, begreifen
  • Italian: capire, rendersi conto
  • Portuguese: compreender
  • Russian: принима́ть во внима́ние, учи́тывать
  • Spanish: comprender, hacerse cargo de
  • French: prendre de la valeur
  • German: im Wert steigen
  • Italian: valorizzarsi
  • Portuguese: valorizar
  • Russian: дорожа́ть
  • Spanish: aumentar su valor

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