appreciate

[uh-pree-shee-eyt]
verb (used with object), appreciated, appreciating.
1.
to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
2.
to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine.
3.
to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation.
4.
to raise in value.
verb (used without object), appreciated, appreciating.
5.
to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.

Origin:
1645–55; < Medieval Latin appreciātus valued, appraised, Late Latin appretiātus (past participle of appretiāre) appraised, equivalent to Latin ap- ap-1 + preti(um) price + -ātus -ate1

appreciatingly, adverb
appreciator, noun
self-appreciating, adjective
unappreciated, adjective
unappreciating, adjective
well-appreciated, adjective


2. Appreciate, esteem, prize, value imply holding something in high regard. To appreciate is to exercise wise judgment, delicate perception, and keen insight in realizing the worth of something. To esteem is to feel respect combined with a warm, kindly feeling. To value is to attach importance to a thing because of its worth (material or otherwise). To prize is to value highly and cherish.
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appreciate (əˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-)
 
vb
1.  to feel thankful or grateful for: to appreciate a favour
2.  (may take a clause as object) to take full or sufficient account of: to appreciate a problem
3.  to value highly: to appreciate Shakespeare
4.  (usually intr) to raise or increase in value
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin appretiāre to value, prize, from Latin pretiumprice]
 
ap'preciator
 
n

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appreciate
1650s, "to esteem or value highly," from L.L. appretiatus pp. of appretiare "to set a price to" (see appraise). Meaning "to rise in value" (intr.) first recorded 1789. Related: Appreciable (1818).
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Example sentences
The point of gifts is to give something the recipient appreciates, not
  something you want.
So maybe the only common denominator is that people enjoy complaining, and that
  no generation appreciates how good they have it.
Now he appreciates freedom and human contact more than ever.
Because value appreciates in proportion to abundance, a flood of copies
  increases the value of all the copies.
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