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


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)
  • 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
  • You helped me escape from my problems for a while, and I appreciate that, but I have to face reality.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
appreciate = am 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 'You haven't a real appreciation of Newspeak, Winston,' he said almost sadly. 'Even when you write it you're still thinking in Oldspeak.'
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • appreciation = understanding
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • appreciate = understand
  • You do not appreciate, comrade, the mighty thing that we have done.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • appreciate = understand
  • BENEATHA: (With appreciation of the two meanings, which escape RUTH and WALTER) Un-huh.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
appreciation = understanding (of a situation)

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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
  • The colored lady said the pieces [of furniture] had aged and appreciated.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
appreciated = increased in value

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