Verb appreciate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


appreciate (third-person singular simple present appreciates, present participle appreciating, simple past and past participle appreciated)

  1. (transitive) to be grateful or thankful for.
  2. (transitive) to view as valuable.
  3. (transitive) to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.
  4. (transitive) to increase in value.

More definition: be grateful or thankful for, They appreciated his thoughtfulness. value or regard highly; place a high estimate on, to appreciate good wine. be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect, to appreciate the dangers of a situation. raise in value. increase in value, Property values appreciated yearly.

1. to feel thankful or grateful for, to appreciate a favour

2. (may take a clause as object) to take full or sufficient account of, to appreciate a problem

3. to value highly, to appreciate Shakespeare

4. (usually intransitive) to raise or increase in value Derived Formsappreciator, noun Word OriginC17, from Medieval Latin appretiāre to value, prize, from Latin pretiumpriceCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1650s, "to esteem or value highly," from Late Latin appretiatus, past participle of appretiare "to set a price to" (see appraise). Meaning "to rise in value" (intransitive) first recorded 178

9. Related, Appreciated; appreciating.


I appreciate everything you do.

I appreciate your concern, Daddy.

I know, and I appreciate your offer.

You've taken a great deal off my shoulders, and I appreciate it.

And Sofia, I don't appreciate being stood up.

The view was spectacular but neither could appreciate it next to the yawning opening of the Lucky Pup mine.

"I appreciate that," she murmured.

She doubted he'd appreciate her embarrassing one of them.

He longed to share his music with Elisabeth, yet worried she might not appreciate it; think it boring.

And I appreciate the info you're sending us, Brady said.

I really appreciate this.

Yet we can see and appreciate the beauties of nature, the dainty flowers and trees, the green fields and the clear blue of the sky.

Mathematics will never make them loving, nor will the accurate knowledge of the size and shape of the world help them to appreciate its beauties.

Her face wore the proud expression of a surgeon who has just performed a difficult operation and admits the public to appreciate his skill.

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