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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).
v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
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."
If you appreciate something that someone has done for you, you are grateful to them because of it.
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'.
You must use it in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'I would appreciate if you would deal with this matter urgently'.
Past participle: appreciated
|Verb||1.||appreciate - recognize with gratitude; be grateful for|
|2.||appreciate - be fully aware of; realize fully; "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"|
|3.||appreciate - 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"
|4.||appreciate - 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"
|5.||appreciate - increase the value of; "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"|
revalue - value anew; "revalue the German Mark"
depreciate - lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"
enjoy scorn, disdain, denigrate, belittle, disparage
be aware of misunderstand, be unaware of, underrate
be grateful be ungrateful for
I appreciated your help → agradecí tu ayuda
I appreciate the gesture → agradezco el detalle
we should much appreciate it if → agradeceríamos mucho que + subjun
he does not appreciate music → no sabe apreciar or valorar la música
I am not appreciated here → aquí no se me aprecia or valora
we much appreciate your work → tenemos un alto concepto de su trabajo
I appreciate your wishes → comprendo sus deseos
yes, I appreciate that → sí, lo comprendo
to appreciate that → comprender que ...
we fully appreciate that → comprendemos perfectamente que ...
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 ...
I appreciate that ... → je me rends compte que ...
I appreciated your help → ti sono grato per l'aiuto