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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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If there were a CEO position available as a music appreciator, I'd qualify.
In "The Village Minstrel," Clare follows Bloomfield's revision of Thomson, but his "peasant boy," Lubin, labors offstage; we see him primarily as a solitary appreciator of nature or an observer-participant in communal leisure.
knowledge or "information which allows the appreciator to achieve a certain cognitive stance toward the object of appreciation" (1995: 396).
If their present appreciator had his way, both would be required reading for all university English majors, for the authors exemplify the art of enduring literary criticism penned "in the light of eternity," to borrow a phrase from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
I think he is a great appreciator of music of all styles.
As one who was never a great appreciator of Pop Idol I did not expect too much from Derbyshire, whose previous claim to fame had only been to make the final 50 in the reality TV show.
An additional bonus to this extraordinary book is Ardoin's capacities, previously unknown to me, as a critic, appreciator, and describer of ballet performance.
First and foremost," John Fielder explains, "I'm an appreciator of 3.
10 Interestingly, although James was a most enthusiastic appreciator of the visual arts (see The Painter's Eye), he strongly objected to illustrations in fiction: "Anything that relieves responsible prose of the duty of being, while placed before us, good enough, interesting enough and, if the question be of picture, pictorial enough, above all in itself, does it the worst of services" (Art xxvi, 332).
For any lover of language and appreciator of Shakespeare's witty plays on words, it's a feast of poetry, philosophy and psychology.
Goring may have been a great appreciator of the art he collected, but he was certainly a scoundrel.
An appreciator of both classical ballet and modern dance, he felt that neither was comprehensive enough for the ideas he wanted to express.