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Definition of "appreciate" []

  • To recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of: appreciated their freedom. (verb-transitive)
  • To be fully aware of or sensitive to; realize: I appreciate your problems. (verb-transitive)
  • To be thankful or show gratitude for: I really appreciate your help. (verb-transitive)
  • To admire greatly; value. (verb-transitive)
  • To raise in value or price, especially over time. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appreciate" in a sentence
  • "This question of _superfineness_ versus _refinement_ (which ought to mean the power of refining things through our feeling) has carried me away from the original theme of my discourse, which, under the symbol of the hotel room, was merely that we should _perhaps appreciate more if we were offered less to appreciate_."
  • "If nothing else, Frank, Zeleny's question gave us the opportunity to once again appreciate that we have a thoughtful thinking president now who has obviously reflected on this sort of thing, as any self-aware and self-reflective person would."
  • "What Joe has come to appreciate is a third man gives him a chance to debate."