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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.
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.


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