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Verb: appreciate  u'pree-shee,eyt
  1. Recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
  2. Be fully aware of; realize fully
    "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?";
    - take account
  3. Hold dear
    "I appreciate these old photographs";
    - prize, value, treasure
  4. Gain in value
    "The yen appreciated again!";
    - apprize [archaic], apprise, revalue
  5. Increase the value of
    "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark";
    - apprize [archaic], apprise

Derived forms: appreciated, appreciates, appreciating

Type of: acknowledge, consider, increase, realise [Brit], realize, reckon, recognise [Brit], recognize, regard, revalue, see, understand, view

Antonym: depreciate, devaluate

Encyclopedia: Appreciate