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

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

  2. appreciateverb

    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. appreciateverb

    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. appreciateverb

    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. 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. Jinna Yang:

    I took the time to appreciate the little things, in every city I went, I took time to sit and soak in sights.

  2. David Katz:

    We are waiting for a response (from Perry Ellis), we are hopeful that they will appreciate that our offer is 50 cents higher than their current offer and that we are ready able and capable of doing this deal.

  3. Sean Bratches:

    Earlier today the City of Miami Commission took an important step by adding an item to their upcoming agenda, that if approved, will make way to bring Formula One to downtown Miami next season, we appreciate the community's interest in hosting a Formula One race and look forward to working with local officials and stakeholders to bring this vision to life.

  4. Donald Trump:

    This is when we appreciate our great police and our law enforcement. Remember that. Remember that, they don't get enough credit, they should get it and you're always going to have some bad apples you see it on television.

  5. Ian Hoffman:

    I'll see a Lamborghini or a really nice Mercedes or a Bentley and stop — ‘ Oh, wow, that’s a really cool car,' i can appreciate a nice car and recognize the difference between a nice car and a crappy car, but if somebody asked me if I was Ian Hoffman, I wouldn't say yes.

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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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