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appreciate

ap·pre·ci·ate

appreciate

 
 
pronunciation:
pri shi eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: appreciated, appreciates, appreciating
definition 1: to feel grateful for (something) or to (someone).
We very much appreciate your help with this matter.He always appreciates students' being on time for their lessons.I appreciate that you haven't mentioned this to anyone.She appreciates her father-in-law because he's always been very kind to her.
antonyms:
despise
similar words:
thank, value, welcome
definition 2: to perceive and acknowledge the worth of; value.
We especially appreciate spring after a very cold winter.Young people tend to appreciate their parents' efforts much more when they become parents themselves.His wife thinks he doesn't appreciate her at all.She appreciates having the opportunity to work with such an eminent professor.
synonyms:
value
antonyms:
depreciate, disdain, disparage
similar words:
acknowledge, admire, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure
definition 3: to understand and be very conscious of.
I appreciate the difficulty of your situation.I appreciate that you've had a shock, but I still need you to answer these questions.
synonyms:
acknowledge, realize
similar words:
comprehend, discern, know, note, perceive, recognize, understand
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to increase in monetary value. (Cf. depreciate.)
Your investment will appreciate over time.
antonyms:
depreciate
similar words:
boom, escalate, gain, increase, multiply, wax