Complete Definition of "appreciate"

English

Etymology
Originated 1645–55 from Medieval Latin appreciatus (valued or appraised), from Late Latin appretiatus (appraised), equivalent to Latin ap- + pretim|preti(um) (price) + -ate|-atus.

Pronunciation
IPA|/əˈpɹiːʃieɪt/, SAMPA|/@"pr\i:SieIt/
audio|en-us-appreciate.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|appreciat|ing

  1. transitive to be grateful or thankful for.

#: I appreciate your efforts

  1. transitive to view as valuable.

#: You must learn to appreciate time

  1. transitive to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.

#: To test the power of bees to appreciate color.

  1. transitive to increase in value.

#: The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.

Usage notes
This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Synonyms
esteem
estimate
understand

Antonyms
depreciate

Related terms
appreciation
appreciative

Translations
trans-top|to be grateful for something
Arabic: يُقَدِّر
Chinese (Simplified): 感谢
Chinese (Traditional): 感謝
Czech: vážit si, být vděčný
Danish: værdsætte; sætte pris på
Dutch: waarderen
Estonian: tunnustama
Finnish: arvostaa, antaa arvoa
French: reconnaissant
German: dankbar sein für
Greek: εκτιμώ
Hebrew: להעריך (le'ha'arykh)
Hungarian: méltányol
Indonesian: berterima kasih
Italian: apprezzare; essere riconoscente*
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Japanese: 感謝する (kansha suru)
Korean: 감사하다
Latvian: vērtēt
Lithuanian: vertinti
Maltese: apprezza
Norwegian: sette pris på
Polish: doceniać
Portuguese:

Romanian: recunoscător
Russian: быть признательным
Slovak: byť vďačný (za)
Slovenian: biti hvaležen
Spanish: agradecer
Swedish: uppskatta, sätta värde på
Turkish: müteşekkir olmak, teşekkür borçlu olmak
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trans-top|to value highly
Arabic: يُقَدِّر قيمَة
Chinese (Simplified): 欣赏, 赞赏
Chinese (Traditional): 重視
Czech: oceňovat, hodnotit|(o)hodnotit
Danish: værdsætte
Dutch: naar waarde schatten
Estonian: hindama
Finnish: arvostaa, pitää arvo|arvossa
French: apprécier (à sa juste valeur)
German: zu schätzen wissen
Greek: εκτιμώ
Hebrew: להעריך (le'ha'arykh)
Hungarian: értékel
Indonesian: menghargai
Italian: apprezzare
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Japanese: 鑑賞する (kanshō suru)
Korean: 진가를 알다
Latvian: augstu vērtēt
Lithuanian: įvertinti
Maltese: japprezzah m, japprezzaha f
Norwegian: verdsette
Polish: doceniać
Portuguese:

Romanian: a apre­­cia (la adevărata valoare)
Russian: высоко ценить
Slovak: oceniť
Slovenian: ceniti (zasluge)
Spanish: valorar
Swedish: sätta värde på
Turkish: değerini bilmek, takdir etmek
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trans-top|to be aware of
Arabic: يُدْرِك ، يَتَفَهَّم
Chinese (Simplified): 懂得
Chinese (Traditional): 懂得
Czech: uvědomovat si
Danish: forstå
Dutch: beseffen
Estonian: mõistma
Finnish: ymmärtää, havaita, erottaa
French: se rendre (bien) compte de
German: verstehen
Greek: αντιλαμβάνομαι
Hungarian: tudatában van
Indonesian: memahami, menyadari
Italian: capire, rendersi conto
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Japanese: 理解する
Korean: 이해하다
Latvian: saprast
Lithuanian: suprasti
Maltese: qagħad attent minn
Norwegian: forstå
Polish: zdawać sobie sprawę z, rozumieć]]
Portuguese:

Romanian: a-şi da seama
Russian: принимать во внимание
Slovak: byť si vedomý
Slovenian: zavedati se
Spanish: comprender, hacerse cargo de
Swedish: förstå, vara medveten om
Turkish: anlamak
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trans-top|to increase in value
Arabic: يَرْفَع قيمَة أو ثَمَن
Chinese (Simplified): 增值
Chinese (Traditional): 增值
Czech: stoupnout v ceně
Danish: stige i værdi
Dutch: in waarde stijgen
Estonian: hinnas tõusma
Finnish: nousta arvossa, kallistua
French: prendre de la valeur
German: im Wert steigen
Greek: παίρνω αξία
Hungarian: felmegy az ára
Indonesian: naik harga
Italian: valorizzarsi
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Japanese: 値上りする
Korean: 시세가 오르다; 가격을 올리다
Latvian: kļūt vērtīgākam; celties cenā
Lithuanian: įgyti didesnę vertę, pabrangti
Norwegian: stige i verdi
Polish: drożeć, zyskiwać (na wartości)
Portuguese:

Romanian: a creşte (ca valoare)
Russian: дорожать
Slovak: získať na cene
Slovenian: zrasti vrednost (čemu)
Spanish: aumentar su valor
Swedish: stiga
Turkish: değeri artmak
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References
R:American Heritage 2000|appreciate
R:Dictionary.com|appreciate
R:Kernerman|appreciate
R:Webster 1913|appreciate
R:WordNet 2003|appreciate

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