What does appreciate mean?

Definitions for appreciate
əˈpri ʃiˌeɪtap·pre·ci·ate

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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"


  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.


  1. appreciate

    To appreciate means to recognize the value or significance of something, express gratitude or admiration for it, or to understand the full implications of a particular situation. It can also refer to an increase in value, usually in the context of financial or material assets.

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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  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. Lucas Black:

    Well. That's all she wrote for Agent Lasalle, but I wanted to take this time personally to thank all of you fans out there for your love and support. You were there to celebrate the victories and to pick me up when I needed it and I appreciate that.

  2. James Town:

    I knew that the spirits in our hospital and our unit had been down because of how hard things have been lately and difficulty with staffing shortages and things like that, i just felt like that was the kind of message that our staff needed to hear that people really did appreciate them.

  3. Stephen Curry:

    So win or lose, you appreciate the stage we were on and just that back and forth that we live for, so, yeah, it stung. It sucked to watch them celebrate, and we wish that would have been us.

  4. Comey Trump:

    While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.

  5. Though Noem:

    I appreciate the House leadership many times give women an upfront and center role. I just always hope that many times that it's a first thought and not a second thought. Because that happens.

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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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