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appreciate

ap·pre·ci·ate

appreciate

 
pronunciation:
pri shi eIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: appreciated, appreciates, appreciating
definition 1: to be grateful for or to.
Mrs. Lund appreciated the neighbors' help.
antonyms:
despise
similar words:
thank, value, welcome
definition 2: to understand and accept the worth of; value.
We appreciate spring after the cold winter.
synonyms:
value
similar words:
acknowledge, admire, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure
definition 3: to be well aware of.
I appreciate how hard your situation is.
synonyms:
acknowledge, realize
similar words:
comprehend, know, note, perceive, recognize, understand
definition 4: to grow in value.
Your investment will appreciate over time.
similar words:
boom, gain, increase, multiply, wax