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appreciate
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
I appreciate her efforts.
Definition
to recognize the value or importance of

and/or:

to be grateful for
  • An old soldier might be supposed to prize only the bloody laurel on his brow; but here was one who seemed to have a young girl's appreciation of the floral tribe.
    Introductory (47% in)
appreciation = enjoyment
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It was marvellous to observe how the ghosts of bygone meals were continually rising up before him—not in anger or retribution, but as if grateful for his former appreciation, and seeking to reduplicate an endless series of enjoyment, at once shadowy and sensual: a tenderloin of beef, a hind-quarter of veal, a spare-rib of pork, a particular chicken, or a remarkably praiseworthy turkey, which had perhaps adorned his board in the days of the elder Adams, would be remembered; while all...
    Introductory (38% in)
  • appreciation = gratitude or recognition of value
  • It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
    Introductory (50% in)
appreciate = recognize and enjoy the value
There are no more uses of "appreciate" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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2  —1 use as in:
I appreciate the complexities
Definition
to understand a situation-often one with important complications
  • Others, again and those best able to appreciate the minister's peculiar sensibility, and the wonderful operation of his spirit upon the body—whispered their belief, that the awful symbol was the effect of the ever-active tooth of remorse, gnawing from the inmost heart outwardly, and at last manifesting Heaven's dreadful judgment by the visible presence of the letter.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (8% in)
appreciate = understand
There are no more uses of "appreciate" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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