appreciate /əˈpriːʃɪeɪt, əˈpriːsɪeɪt/


I. verb [with obj.]

1. recognize the full worth of

she feels that he does not appreciate her.
2. be grateful for (something)

I’d appreciate any information you could give me.
3. understand (a situation) fully; grasp the full implications of

they failed to appreciate the pressure he was under
[with clause]
I appreciate that you cannot be held totally responsible.
4. [no obj.] rise in value or price

the dollar appreciated against the euro by 15 per cent.
II. derivatives

1. appreciator

2. appreciatory /əˈpriːʃ(ɪ)ət(ə)ri /

– origin mid 16th cent.: from late Latin appretiat- ‘set at a price, appraised’, from the verb appretiare, from ad- ‘to’ + pretium ‘price’.

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