verb (used with object), appreciated, appreciating.
to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine.
to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation.
to raise in value.
verb (used without object), appreciated, appreciating.
to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.

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. Unabridged
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appreciate (əˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-)
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]

unappreciated (ˌʌnəˈpriːʃɪˌeɪtɪd, -sɪ-)
not given or shown thanks or gratitude

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Word Origin & History

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
It said that single mothers had strengths that had gone undetected and unappreciated by earlier researchers.
He brought unparalleled wholesomeness to the presidency that has been unappreciated.
In contrast, deep-sea corals are generally unknown and unappreciated.
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