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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
References in classic literature ?
Polly knows what she 's talking about; her brothers appreciate their sisters," observed Fanny, in her sharp tone.
The Doctor sees the good in every one, and appreciates it," said the master dogmatically; "but I hope East will get a good colonel.
It is not every one who appreciates the other things.
Don't think I am ungrateful or that I don't appreciate your sympathy.
Emma heard that Frank wrote in the highest spirits of this arrangement, and seemed most fully to appreciate the blessing of having two months before him of such near neighbourhood to many dear friends for the house was taken for May and June.
And it is at such moments, if ever, that the users of a telephone can appreciate its insurance value.
There was no little cunning in this proposal, which indeed emanated not from any Isosceles -- for no being so degraded would have had angularity enough to appreciate, much less to devise, such a model of state-craft -- but from an Irregular Circle who, instead of being destroyed in his childhood, was reserved by a foolish indulgence to bring desolation on his country and destruction on myriads of his followers.
One needs to see the drawings of these ap- pearances in order to appreciate fully their remarkable resemblance in character.
You already know two of them, and you appeared to appreciate them like a judge.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--I am unspeakably rejoiced at your good fortune, and fully appreciate the kindness of your superior.
Placed by popular confidence at the head of that movement, I can appreciate better than any other its significance and its probable results.
I was not yet sufficiently instructed to appreciate Trollope, and I did not read him at all.