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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 its latest currency forecast "PHP: appreciatory run to lose steam, but rout less likely," Fitch Solutions said the Philippine peso's recent strengthening would likely bounce off resistance in the near term, as the benefits from external tailwinds fade.
Meanwhile she thanked participating global ambassadors for accepting appreciatory awards from the people of Pakistan.
Meanwhile, she thanked participating global ambassadors for accepting appreciatory awards from the people of Pakistan.
The war was a blessing in disguise for village leaders, who became key figures in the recruitment process and received fertile agricultural land for their trouble in addition to appreciatory certificates, titles and more.
Despite his almost painfully overloaded schedule (see Garth's "Tolkien at Exeter College"), by November of that year he had found time to write a thoughtful, if largely appreciatory, essay on another of his private obsessions: the Kalevala.
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 48.5:$1 in 2017 and 48:$1 in 2018,' BMI Research added.
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.