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. appreciateverb

    recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

  2. appreciate, take accountverb

    be fully aware of; realize fully

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

  3. prize, value, treasure, appreciateverb

    hold dear

    "I prize these old photographs"

  4. appreciate, apprize, apprise, revalueverb

    gain in value

    "The yen appreciated again!"

  5. appreciate, apprize, appriseverb

    increase the value of

    "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"

Wiktionary

  1. appreciateverb

    to be grateful or thankful for.

    I appreciate your efforts

  2. appreciateverb

    to view as valuable.

    You must learn to appreciate time

  3. appreciateverb

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

    To test the power of bees to appreciate color.

  4. appreciateverb

    to increase in value.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appreciateverb

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

  2. Appreciateverb

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

  3. Appreciateverb

    to be sensible of; to distinguish

  4. Appreciateverb

    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  

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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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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. Lillie Patton:

    I'm not worried, they've taken the necessary precautions. I appreciate they are using their brains and common sense.

  2. General Motors:

    We appreciate the actions this administration has taken on behalf of industry to improve the overall competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.

  3. Laura Elizabeth Riley:

    I think the ramifications of having these diseases is wider ranging than people really appreciate.

  4. Kenneth Gamble:

    Even if she was disrupting the class, I don’t think it was worth going three hours or more scrubbing the floor for talking, i don’t appreciate you having my child scrub a floor with a toothbrush. I’m pretty sure she doesn'tscrub her own floor with a toothbrush. The Polk County School District told Fox News in a statement it was deeply concerned about the allegations, and said it's opened a formal investigation into the alleged incident. Florida's Department of Children and Families and police are also investigating, according to the district. Our schools are required to follow a Code of Student Conduct; it is expected that all disciplinary measures be handled in a manner that is respectful to the student and preserves their dignity, the statement read. If true, the allegations described at Lake Alfred Elementary are completely unacceptable.

  5. Caitlyn Jenner:

    And on the back, right where it says ‘Sprite’ I put ‘Dad’s Sprite' in honor of my father, who is a World War II veteran, landed on Omaha beach, buried at Arlington, he was a great American, a great patriot, and he would really appreciate that I had that car today.

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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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