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appreciate

v. to increase in value over a period of time through the natural course of events, including inflation, greater rarity, or public acceptance. This can include real property, jewelry, rare books, art works or securities. (See: appreciation)

appreciate

(Comprehend), verb acknowledge, apprehend, be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of, conceive, discern, know, notice, perceive, realize, take into consideration, take notice, understand
Associated concepts: appreciate a risk, appreciate the danger

appreciate

(Increase), verb advance, become greater, become more numerous, become of greater value, enhance the degree of, gain in worth, grow in value, improve, increase the market price of, make of greater value, rise, rise in value
Associated concepts: appreciate in value

appreciate

(Value), verb adequately perceive, esteem, perceive the worth of, realize the worth of, recognize the worth of
See also: accrue, acknowledge, apprehend, comprehend, conceive, digest, discern, enhance, gauge, increase, note, notice, observe, perceive, pierce, realize, recognize, relish, understand
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Priscilla here turned to the Miss Gunns, rattling on in too much preoccupation with the delight of talking, to notice that her candour was not appreciated.
The saying conveyed a threat to be appreciated by every
I quite realise that this book is written perhaps only just in time for the motive of these two or three chapters to be appreciated in its ancient piquancy.
When it was off, he looked up at her, and she darted a glance at him as she rose which showed that his compliment (her feet were, in fact, small and pretty) was appreciated.
Who, for instance, until the arrival of the telephone girl, appreciated the difference between "Who are you?
His talents as a card-player, a narrator, an amiable man of the highest breeding, were so well known and appreciated that parties would have seemed a failure if the dainty connoisseur was absent.
It sounds kindly and familiar; and I like to think that he is appreciated and looked up to by young painters.
They stopped under a clump of bananas, the fruit of which, as healthy as bread and as succulent as cream, was amply partaken of and appreciated.
Yet it is only in the East that poetry is truly appreciated, by those to whom leisure to look around them is vital as the air they breathe.
Three of my best soldiers, whom your Majesty knows by name, and whose devotedness you have more than once appreciated, and who have, I dare affirm to the king, his service much at heart--three of my best soldiers, I say, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, had made a party of pleasure with a young fellow from Gascony, whom I had introduced to them the same morning.
They told him so frankly, and he received their excuses with the air of a man who appreciated their delicacy.
Now, although La Ramee appreciated, as of a certain value, the honor of being shut up with a prisoner of so great importance, still the pleasure of living in intimacy with the grandson of Henry IV.