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v. ap·pre·ci·at·ed, ap·pre·ci·at·ing, ap·pre·ci·ates
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.
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).
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Macey, not doubting that he had been listened to, paused, in the expectation of some appreciatory reply, but Marner remained silent.
In increasing return for every additional unit of input the return increases proportionately; in the constant return successive units of input does not make any appreciatory difference in the output; in the decreasing return we find a decreasing trend in the output for every unit of input increase.
In view of the structural strength of the economy, we are maintaining a slight appreciatory bias on the currency, and forecast the unit to average 48.
Over the long-term, South Korea's strong fundamentals such as a solid current account surplus, modest inflation, and relatively robust growth will support the won, allowing it to embark on a gradual appreciatory trend from 2017.
Weakening trade dynamics will drive depreciation in the Peruvian sol in 2016, with a modest appreciatory trend set to begin in 2017.
Following the Chinese yuan's recent appreciatory run, we have upgraded our end-2014 and end-2015 forecasts on the unit to CNY6.
20, and fans of the show have flooded the channel's social networking sites with appreciatory messages.
When the appreciatory plaque was unveiled, the president was able to get an impression of the other leaders whose names appear beside his.
roads and essential facilities in the vicinity, it is considered to have excellent appreciatory investment potential.
80/EUR in 2012, with stronger appreciatory pressure building towards the end of 2012.