appreciate

If you appreciate something, you recognize its value. We can all appreciate how refreshing cold lemonade is on a sweltering summer day.

The oldest meaning of appreciate is "to know the worth of something": "The parolee appreciated his newfound freedom." A related sense is "to be grateful for something," but this usage can sound wordy. Instead of "I would appreciate your sending me more information," consider: "Please send me more information." The word can also be used (without a direct object) to mean "to rise in worth": "The vintage Corvette would appreciate in value over the years."

Primary Meanings of appreciate

1.
v
be fully aware of; realize fully
2.
v
gain in value
Full Definitions of appreciate
1

v be fully aware of; realize fully

“Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?”
Synonyms:
take account
Type of:
realise, realize, see, understand
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

v recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

Type of:
acknowledge, recognise, recognize
express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

v hold dear

Synonyms:
prize, treasure, value
Types:
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do justice
show due and full appreciation
recognise, recognize
show approval or appreciation of
honor, honour, reward
bestow honor or rewards upon
rubricate
place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint
Type of:
consider, reckon, regard, see, view
deem to be
2

v gain in value

“The yen appreciated again!”
Synonyms:
apprise, apprize, revalue
apprise, apprize
increase the value of
Antonyms:
depreciate, devaluate, devalue, undervalue
lose in value
depreciate
lower the value of something
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Type of:
increase
become bigger or greater in amount

v increase the value of

“The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark”
Synonyms:
apprise, apprize
apprise, apprize, revalue
gain in value
Antonyms:
depreciate
lower the value of something
depreciate, devaluate, devalue, undervalue
lose in value
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Type of:
revalue
value anew

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