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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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These men were, for the most part, guards, whose merit D'Artagnan had had an opportunity of appreciating in various encounters, whom drunkenness, unlucky sword-thrusts, unexpected winnings at play, or the economical reforms of Mazarin, had forced to seek shade and solitude, those two great consolers of irritated and chafing spirits.
The first is, as regards appreciating your 'chance,' that you don't consider me a gentleman.
It rendered him a genius for that one occasion, but, quenched in disappointment, left him again the mechanical carver in wood, without the power even of appreciating the work that his own hands had wrought.
I, Zat Arras, Jed of Zodanga, appreciating the royal connections of the prisoner and his past services to Helium and Barsoom, grant a respite of one year, or until the return of Mors Kajak, or Tardos Mors to Helium.
Samuel Ferguson, whose fine explorations our readers have frequently had the opportunity of appreciating.
They prided themselves on being alone in appreciating his genius; and though, with the contempt of youth for the follies of middle-age, they patronised him among themselves, they did not fail to look upon it as a feather in their caps if he had chosen a time when only one was there to be particularly wonderful.
I was on a very high esthetic horse, which I could not have conveniently stooped from if I had wished; it was quite enough for me that Thackeray's novels were prodigious works of art, and I acquired merit, at least with myself, for appreciating them so keenly, for liking them so much.
You're always talking about the wonders of human nature, and here I am giving you another sample of it and you ain't appreciating it.
Michael saw, without fully appreciating, the use of the spiked saddle on the bucking mule.
But so far he had only dared to conceive the plan and fit it prospectively to the administrative skeleton; all of which counted for nothing,--he must gain the ear of a minister capable of appreciating his ideas.
The only very important qualification to be made is that Boswell was not altogether capable of appreciating the deeper side of Johnson's nature.