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appreciate

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

and/or:

to be grateful for
  • I appreciate the importance of this decision.
appreciate = recognize
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I don't really appreciate expensive wine. It is wasted on me.
  • appreciate = value
  • I've been much happier and more fun to be around since I've adopted a positive attitude and tried to appreciate the good people and things that are in my life.
  • appreciate = recognize and value
  • Sometimes you don't appreciate what you have because you're too focused on what you want.
  • appreciate = value
  • She does not feel appreciated.
  • appreciated = valued
  • I appreciate your wanting to help, but this is something I need to do myself.
  • appreciate = am grateful for
  • I would appreciate it if you would let me finish the story without interruption.
  • appreciate = be grateful
  • She has no appreciation for fine wines.
  • appreciation = admiration (recognition of value; or gratitude for)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Breakfast was as delicious as ever, and I wondered if there would come a time when I wouldn't appreciate these amazing meals.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • appreciate = be grateful for
  • But after so long alone, I think we had both come to appreciate the value of open conversation.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
appreciate = enjoy (be grateful for)

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2  —as in:
I appreciate the complexities
Definition to understand a situation-often one with important complications
  • I didn't appreciate how long it would take to write a good report.
appreciate = understand
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She has no appreciation of the delicacy of the negotiations.
  • appreciation = understanding
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She doesn't fully appreciate our difficulties.
  • appreciate = understand
  • I appreciate your concerns about my proposal.
  • appreciate = understand
  • Scientists did not initially appreciate the complexity of genetic expression.
  • appreciate = understand
  • "With each passing minute, I'm developing a deeper appreciation of the word mortified," he said finally.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • appreciation = understanding
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I was too worried and scared to appreciate the fact that he was trying to be funny.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • appreciate = understand
  • Before I dazzle you with the symphonic sound of this unit, let me point out some of its less-appreciated features.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • appreciated = understood
  • It appreciated fully the chain of national circumstances which had elicited this tribute from Montenegro's warm little heart.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • appreciated = understood
  • It looked so easy, but the moment Kit took the wool cards into her hands she appreciated Mercy's skill.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
appreciated = understood

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3  —as in:
We hope our home will appreciate
Definition to increase in value
  • The home appreciated in value.
appreciated = increased in value
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We expect our home to appreciate in value and make retiring easier when our children have moved out and we sell it.
  • appreciate = increase in value
  • The Chinese intervened so their currency would not appreciate relative to the dollar.
  • appreciate = increase in value
  • Appreciation of our home has about matched inflation.
  • appreciation = increase in value
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • ...we have increased our capital to $11,587.50, an appreciation of twenty-seven point eight percent calculated on an annual basis.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • appreciation = increase in value
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The colored lady said the pieces [of furniture] had aged and appreciated.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • appreciated = increased in value
  • I do look forward to your criticisms, which, to my shame and glory, are always grand appreciations.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • He was a pure man of letters, untimely born in a world that had no need of letters; but after publishing one volume of brief and exquisite literary appreciations, of which one hundred and twenty copies were sold, thirty given away, and the balance eventually destroyed by the publishers (as per contract) to make room for more marketable material, he had abandoned his real calling, and taken a sub-editorial job on a women's weekly, where fashion-plates and paper patterns alternated with...
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence

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