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ap·pre·ci·ate

 (ə-prē′shē-āt′)
v. ap·pre·ci·at·ed, ap·pre·ci·at·ing, ap·pre·ci·ates
v.tr.
1. To recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of: appreciated their freedom.
2. To be fully aware of or sensitive to; realize: I appreciate your problems.
3. To be thankful or show gratitude for: I really appreciate your help.
4. To admire greatly; value.
5. To raise in value or price, especially over time.
v.intr.
To increase in value or price, especially over time.

[Late Latin appretiāre, appretiāt-, to appraise; see appraise.]

ap·pre′ci·a′tor n.
ap·pre′cia·to′ry (-shə-tôr′ē) adj.
Synonyms: appreciate, value, prize1, esteem, treasure, cherish
These verbs mean to have a highly favorable opinion of someone or something. Appreciate applies especially to high regard based on critical assessment, comparison, and judgment: As immigrants, they appreciated their newfound freedom.
Value implies high regard for the importance or worth of the object: "In principle, the modern university values ... the free exchange of ideas" (Eloise Salholz).
Prize often suggests pride of possession: "the nonchalance prized by teen-agers" (Elaine Louie).
Esteem implies respect: "If he had never esteemed my opinion before, he would have thought highly of me then" (Jane Austen).
Treasure and cherish stress solicitous care and affectionate regard: We treasure our freedom. "They seek out the Salish Indian woman ... to learn the traditions she cherishes" (Tamara Jones).

appreciate

(əˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt; -sɪ-)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to feel thankful or grateful for: to appreciate a favour.
2. (may take a clause as object) to take full or sufficient account of: to appreciate a problem.
3. to value highly: to appreciate Shakespeare.
4. (usually intr) to raise or increase in value
[C17: from Medieval Latin appretiāre to value, prize, from Latin pretium price]
apˈpreciˌator n

ap•pre•ci•ate

(əˈpri ʃiˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
2. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine.
3. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation.
4. to raise in value.
v.i.
5. to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.
[1645–55; < Late Latin appretiātus, past participle of appretiāre to put a price on = ap- ap-1 + pretium price]
ap•pre′ci•at`ing•ly, adv.
ap•pre′ci•a`tor, n.
syn: appreciate, esteem, value, prize imply holding a person or thing in high regard. To appreciate is to exercise wise judgment, delicate perception, and keen insight in realizing worth: to appreciate fine workmanship. To esteem is to feel respect combined with a warm, kindly sensation: to esteem one's former teacher. To value is to attach importance because of worth or usefulness: I value your opinion. To prize is to value highly and cherish: to prize a collection of rare books.

appreciate

, recognize, understand - The use of "appreciate" should involve valuing something or understanding it sympathetically; when there is no value or sympathy, use "recognize" or "understand"; appreciate first meant "set at a price; appraised."
See also related terms for recognize.

appreciate

If you appreciate something that someone has done for you, you are grateful to them because of it.

Thanks. I really appreciate your help.
We would appreciate guidance from an expert.

You can use appreciate with it and an if-clause to say politely that you would like someone to do something. For example, you can say 'I would appreciate it if you would deal with this matter urgently'.

We would really appreciate it if you could come.

Be Careful!
You must use it in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'I would appreciate if you would deal with this matter urgently'.

appreciate


Past participle: appreciated
Gerund: appreciating

Imperative
appreciate
appreciate
Present
I appreciate
you appreciate
he/she/it appreciates
we appreciate
you appreciate
they appreciate
Preterite
I appreciated
you appreciated
he/she/it appreciated
we appreciated
you appreciated
they appreciated
Present Continuous
I am appreciating
you are appreciating
he/she/it is appreciating
we are appreciating
you are appreciating
they are appreciating
Present Perfect
I have appreciated
you have appreciated
he/she/it has appreciated
we have appreciated
you have appreciated
they have appreciated
Past Continuous
I was appreciating
you were appreciating
he/she/it was appreciating
we were appreciating
you were appreciating
they were appreciating
Past Perfect
I had appreciated
you had appreciated
he/she/it had appreciated
we had appreciated
you had appreciated
they had appreciated
Future
I will appreciate
you will appreciate
he/she/it will appreciate
we will appreciate
you will appreciate
they will appreciate
Future Perfect
I will have appreciated
you will have appreciated
he/she/it will have appreciated
we will have appreciated
you will have appreciated
they will have appreciated
Future Continuous
I will be appreciating
you will be appreciating
he/she/it will be appreciating
we will be appreciating
you will be appreciating
they will be appreciating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appreciating
you have been appreciating
he/she/it has been appreciating
we have been appreciating
you have been appreciating
they have been appreciating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appreciating
you will have been appreciating
he/she/it will have been appreciating
we will have been appreciating
you will have been appreciating
they will have been appreciating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appreciating
you had been appreciating
he/she/it had been appreciating
we had been appreciating
you had been appreciating
they had been appreciating
Conditional
I would appreciate
you would appreciate
he/she/it would appreciate
we would appreciate
you would appreciate
they would appreciate
Past Conditional
I would have appreciated
you would have appreciated
he/she/it would have appreciated
we would have appreciated
you would have appreciated
they would have appreciated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.appreciate - recognize with gratitudeappreciate - recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
acknowledge, recognise, recognize - express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
2.appreciate - be fully aware of; realize fully; "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"
realize, see, understand, realise - perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
3.appreciate - hold dearappreciate - hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
do justice - show due and full appreciation; "The diners did the food and wine justice"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
recognise, recognize - show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
4.appreciate - gain in valueappreciate - gain in value; "The yen appreciated again!"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
apprise, apprize, appreciate - increase the value of; "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
devaluate, devalue, undervalue, depreciate - lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
5.appreciate - increase the value ofappreciate - increase the value of; "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
revalue - value anew; "revalue the German Mark"
revalue, apprise, apprize, appreciate - gain in value; "The yen appreciated again!"
depreciate - lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"

appreciate

verb
1. enjoy, like, value, regard, respect, prize, admire, treasure, esteem, relish, cherish, savour, rate highly Anyone can appreciate our music.
enjoy scorn, disdain, denigrate, belittle, disparage
2. be aware of, know, understand, estimate, realize, acknowledge, recognize, perceive, comprehend, take account of, be sensitive to, be conscious of, sympathize with, be alive to, be cognizant of She never really appreciated the depth of the conflict.
be aware of misunderstand, be unaware of, underrate
3. be grateful, be obliged, be thankful, give thanks, be indebted, be in debt, be appreciative I'd appreciate it if you didn't mention that.
be grateful be ungrateful for
4. increase, rise, grow, gain, improve, mount, enhance, soar, inflate There is little confidence that houses will appreciate in value.
increase fall, deflate, depreciate, devaluate

appreciate

verb
1. To recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of:
Idiom: set store by.
2. To regard with great pleasure or approval:
Translations
يُدْرِك ، يَتَفَهَّميَرْفَع قيمَة أو ثَمَنيُقَدِّريُقَدِّر قيمَةيُقَدِّر
být vděčnýhodnotitocenitoceňovatstoupnout v ceně
forståværdsætte
arvostaaerottaahavaitaymmärtää
cijeniti
méltányolértékelfelmegy az ára
kunna aî metametaskiljavaxa aî verîgildi
理解する高く評価する
감사하다이해하다진가를 인정하다
suprastiįvertintivertintižymiaižymus
augstu vērtētcelties cenākļūt vērtīgākamnovērtētsaprast
byť si vedomýbyť vďačnýzískať na cene
ceniti
stigauppskatta
ยกย่อง
anlamaktakdir etmekteşekkür borçlu olmakdeğeri artmakdeğerini bilmek
đánh giá cao

appreciate

[əˈpriːʃɪeɪt]
A. VT
1. (= be grateful for) → agradecer
I appreciated your helpagradecí tu ayuda
I appreciate the gestureagradezco el detalle
we should much appreciate it ifagradeceríamos mucho que + subjun
2. (= value, esteem) → apreciar, valorar
he does not appreciate musicno sabe apreciar or valorar la música
I am not appreciated hereaquí no se me aprecia or valora
we much appreciate your worktenemos un alto concepto de su trabajo
3. (= understand) [+ problem, difference] → comprender
I appreciate your wishescomprendo sus deseos
yes, I appreciate thatsí, lo comprendo
to appreciate thatcomprender que ...
we fully appreciate thatcomprendemos perfectamente que ...
4. (= be sensitive to) → percibir
the smallest change can be appreciated on this machineen esta máquina se percibe el más leve cambio
B. VI [property etc] → revalorizarse, aumentar(se) en valor

appreciate

[əˈpriːʃieɪt]
vt
(= be grateful for) [+ help] → être reconnaissant(e) de
I appreciate your help
BUT Je vous remercie pour votre aide.
Thanks, I appreciate it
BUT Merci, c'est sympa.
I'd appreciate it if ... → je vous serais reconnaissant de ...
(= be aware of) [+ need, reason] → se rendre compte de, être conscient(e) de
I appreciate that ... → je me rends compte que ...
(= assess) → évaluer
(= like) [+ music, painting] → apprécier
vi (= increase in value) [property, object] → prendre de la valeur

appreciate

vt
(= be aware of) dangers, problems, value etcsich (dat)bewusst sein (+gen); (= understand) sb’s wishes, reluctance etcVerständnis haben für; I appreciate that you cannot comeich verstehe, dass ihr nicht kommen könnt
(= value, be grateful for)zu schätzen wissen; nobody appreciates me!niemand weiß mich zu schätzen!; thank you, I appreciate itvielen Dank, sehr nett von Ihnen; my liver would appreciate a restmeine Leber könnte eine kleine Erholung gebrauchen; I would really appreciate thatdas wäre mir wirklich sehr lieb; I would appreciate it if you could do this by tomorrowkönnten Sie das bitte bis morgen erledigen?; I would appreciate it if you could be a bit quieterkönnten Sie nicht vielleicht etwas leiser sein?; we would really appreciate it if you would pay what you owewir wären Ihnen sehr dankbar or verbunden, wenn Sie Ihre Schulden bezahlen würden
(= enjoy) art, music, poetryschätzen
vi (Fin) to appreciate (in value)im Wert steigen, an Wert gewinnen

appreciate

[əˈpriːʃɪeɪt]
1. vt
a. (be grateful for) → apprezzare, essere riconoscente di, essere grato/a per
I appreciated your help → ti sono grato per l'aiuto
b. (value) → apprezzare
I am not appreciated here → qui nessuno mi apprezza abbastanza
c. (understand, problem, difference) → rendersi conto di
yes, I appreciate that → certo, me ne rendo conto
2. vi (Comm) (property) → aumentare (di valore)

appreciate

(əˈpriːʃieit) verb
1. to be grateful for (something). I appreciate all your hard work.
2. to value (someone or something) highly. Mothers are very often not appreciated.
3. understand; to be aware of. I appreciate your difficulties but I cannot help.
4. to increase in value. My house has appreciated (in value) considerably over the last ten years.
apˈpreciable (-ʃəbl) adjective
noticeable; considerable. an appreciable increase.
apˈpreciably (-ʃəbli) adverb
apˌpreciˈation noun
1. gratefulness. I wish to show my appreciation for what you have done.
2. the state of valuing or understanding something. a deep appreciation of poetry.
3. the state of being aware of something. He has no appreciation of our difficulties.
4. an increase in value.
5. a written article etc which describes the qualities of something. an appreciation of the new book.
apˈpreciative (-ʃətiv) adjective
giving due thanks or praise; grateful. an appreciative audience.
apˈpreciatively adverb

appreciate

يُقَدِّر ocenit værdsætte schätzen εκτιμώ apreciar arvostaa apprécier cijeniti apprezzare 高く評価する 진가를 인정하다 waarderen sette pris på docenić apreciar ценить uppskatta ยกย่อง takdir etmek đánh giá cao 赏识

appreciate

vt. apreciar, agradecer, reconocer.
References in classic literature ?
It's a pleasure to help people who appreciate our efforts.
I can find my way in to Tom Swift perfectly well by myself, and while I appreciate your courtesy I do not want to trouble you.
I had been adequately armed by Russian Peter; the snake was old and lazy; and I had Antonia beside me, to appreciate and admire.
Don't think I am ungrateful or that I don't appreciate your sympathy.
He could not help but appreciate the dramatic qualities of the situation; that the richest man in Wall Street should appear in person to plead for a humble and weaker brother.
Hepzibah knew enough to enable her to appreciate the circumstances (resulting from the second marriage of the girl's mother) which made it desirable for Phoebe to establish herself in another home.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
I appreciate," I said, "the great decency of your not having hitherto spoken; but the time has certainly come to give me the whole thing.
Jurgis had once been among those who scoffed at the idea of these huge concerns cheating; and so now he could appreciate the bitter irony of the fact that it was precisely their size which enabled them to do it with impunity.
In order to appreciate the sufferings of the negroes sold south, it must be remembered that all the instinctive affections of that race are peculiarly strong.
This may seem to be harsh and stubborn and unconcilliatory; but it is to treat with the utmost kindness and consideration the only spirit that can appreciate or deserves it.
Then it is that I appreciate the beauty and the glory of architecture, which itself never turns in, but forever stands out and erect, keeping watch over the slumberers.