ap•pre•ci•atePronunciation: (u-prē'shē-āt"), [key]
—v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine.
to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation.
to raise in value.
to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.
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