What does appreciate mean?

Definitions for appreciate
əˈpri ʃiˌeɪtap·pre·ci·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word appreciate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appreciate(verb)

    recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

  2. appreciate, take account(verb)

    be fully aware of; realize fully

    "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"

  3. prize, value, treasure, appreciate(verb)

    hold dear

    "I prize these old photographs"

  4. appreciate, apprize, apprise, revalue(verb)

    gain in value

    "The yen appreciated again!"

  5. appreciate, apprize, apprise(verb)

    increase the value of

    "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"

Wiktionary

  1. appreciate(Verb)

    to be grateful or thankful for.

    I appreciate your efforts

    Etymology: Originated 1645–55 from appreciatus, from appretiatus, from ap- (form of ad-) + pretium (English precious) + -ate.

  2. appreciate(Verb)

    to view as valuable.

    You must learn to appreciate time

    Etymology: Originated 1645–55 from appreciatus, from appretiatus, from ap- (form of ad-) + pretium (English precious) + -ate.

  3. appreciate(Verb)

    to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.

    To test the power of bees to appreciate color.

    Etymology: Originated 1645–55 from appreciatus, from appretiatus, from ap- (form of ad-) + pretium (English precious) + -ate.

  4. appreciate(Verb)

    to increase in value.

    The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.

    Etymology: Originated 1645–55 from appreciatus, from appretiatus, from ap- (form of ad-) + pretium (English precious) + -ate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appreciate(verb)

    to set a price or value on; to estimate justly; to value

  2. Appreciate(verb)

    to raise the value of; to increase the market price of; -- opposed to depreciate

  3. Appreciate(verb)

    to be sensible of; to distinguish

  4. Appreciate(verb)

    to rise in value. [See note under Rise, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Appreciate

    ap-prē′shi-āt, v.t. to estimate justly, to be fully sensible of all the good qualities in the thing judged: to estimate highly: to raise in value, to advance the quotation or price of, as opposed to depreciate.—v.i. to rise in value.—adj. Apprē′ciable.—adv. Apprē′ciably.—n. Appreciā′tion, the act of setting a value on, also specially of a work of literature or art: just—and also favourable—estimation: rise in exchangeable value: increase in value.—adjs. Apprē′ciative, Apprē′ciatory, implying appreciation.—n. Appreciā′tor, one who appreciates, or estimates justly. [L. appretiātus, pa.p. of appretiāread, to, and pretium, price.]

Editors Contribution

  1. appreciate

    To feel and see the value.

    They do appreciate family time, it is so important to them both.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appreciate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3874

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appreciate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2126

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appreciate' in Verbs Frequency: #437

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How to say appreciate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appreciate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appreciate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of appreciate in a Sentence

  1. Russ Mann:

    It’s amazing how many of them write back and say, ‘I really appreciate your being in touch,’ they now know I'm thinking about them, and I refuse to delegate that. Even if they're not pertinent for my current job, it’s always great to connect and keep the network fresh. People seem to think it's remarkable, but it’s a natural part of my personal workflow.

  2. Tonya Stratton:

    Grama Linda, it's now your time to relax, but first you must learn the definition of that and then learn to sit without rocking, learn to appreciate quiet, no more piles and piles of laundry to fold, groceries to buy, diapers to change, it's your time now to rest, go through your memories, put your feet up or take a nap and try to understand how incredibly worthy you are to do whatever the hell you want.

  3. Hemal Shroff:

    Governments should support or initiate social programs that encourage people to appreciate diversity in skin color and not make simple connections between being fair and being beautiful and successful.

  4. Nolan Hibbard-Pelly:

    I don't appreciate how the mayor called them terrorists, i don't think calling housing activists or people that spray paint your house [terrorists] is really appropriate.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    The best way to appreciate your own life is just to imagine yourself dead. Now listen up, every living human should always appreciate life and the giver of life (God almighty) as well. In other words, you should be happy and grateful that you are still alive no matter your present condition. For, it is only the living that can have, pursue or realize a dream, vision or an aspiration i.e. your life is a gift or an opportunity from God to you. Thus, always appreciate or thank God for your own life and for the lives of others, come what may. ~Emeasoba George.

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Translations for appreciate

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  • يُقَدِّر قيمَة, نقدرArabic
  • оценявам, благодарен съм, усещам, разбирам, различавам, отчитам, ценя високоBulgarian
  • uvědomovat si, cenit, stoupnout v ceně, oceňovat, být vděčný, vážit siCzech
  • gwerthfawrogiWelsh
  • forstå, sætte pris på, stige i værdi, værdsætteDanish
  • verstehen, dankbar sein für, im Wert steigen, zu schätzen wissenGerman
  • εκτιμώ, ανατιμώμαι, αντιλαμβάνομαιGreek
  • agradecer, hacerse cargo de, valorar, aumentar su valor, comprenderSpanish
  • mõistma, tunnustama, hinnas tõusma, hindamaEstonian
  • قدر دانستنPersian
  • kallistua, erottaa, nousta arvossa, havaita, arvostaa, ymmärtää, antaa arvoaFinnish
  • prendre de la valeur, reconnaissantFrench
  • הוקיר, העריךHebrew
  • सराहनाHindi
  • felmegy az ára, méltányol, értékel, tudatában vanHungarian
  • naik harga, memahami, menyadari, berterima kasih, menghargaiIndonesian
  • apreciarIdo
  • capire, valorizzarsi, rendersi conto, apprezzareItalian
  • 鑑賞, 感謝, 値上がり, 理解Japanese
  • 이해하다, 감사하다, 진가를Korean
  • appreciateLatin
  • įvertinti, suprasti, vertinti, įgyti didesnę vertę, pabrangtiLithuanian
  • saprast, vērtēt, augstu vērtētLatvian
  • kaingākaunuiMāori
  • japprezzah, japprezzaha, apprezza, qagħad attent minnMaltese
  • beseffen, in waarde stijgen, waarderenDutch
  • forstå, sette pris på, stige i verdi, verdsetteNorwegian
  • doceniać, drożeć, zdawać sobie sprawę z, rozumiećPolish
  • valorizar, dar valor, compreenderPortuguese
  • recunoscător, își da seamaRomanian
  • воспринимать, учитывать, дорожать, ощущать, понимать, улавливать, оценивать, быть признательным, ценить, быть благодарнымRussian
  • byť si vedomý, získať na cene, oceniť, byť vďačný (za)Slovak
  • zavedati se, biti hvaleženSlovene
  • stiga, sätta värde på, förstå, vara medveten om, värdesätta, uppskattaSwedish
  • பாராட்டTamil
  • అభినందిస్తున్నాముTelugu
  • anlamak, değerini bilmek, müteşekkir olmak, teşekkür borçlu olmak, değeri artmak, takdir etmekTurkish
  • цінуємоUkrainian
  • đánh giáVietnamese
  • 欣賞Chinese
  • bongaZulu

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