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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·pre·ci·ate /əˈpriʃiˌet, ˈprɪ ||ˈprisi-/
 (vt.)欣賞,鑑賞;正確評價,鑑別;感謝,感激

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pre·ci·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appreciated; p. pr. & vb. n. Appreciating.]
 1. To set a price or value on; to estimate justly; to value.
    To appreciate the motives of their enemies.   --Gibbon.
 3. To raise the value of; to increase the market price of; -- opposed to depreciate. [U.S.]
    Lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money.   --Ramsay.
 4. To be sensible of; to distinguish.
    To test the power of bees to appreciate color.   --Lubbock.
 Syn: -- To Appreciate, Estimate, Esteem.
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 its. This idea of regarding things favorably appears more fully in the word appreciative; as when we speak of an appreciative audience, or an appreciative review, meaning one that manifests a quick perception and a ready valuation of excellence.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pre·ci·ate, v. i. To rise in value. [See note under Rise, v. i.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 appreciate
      v 1: recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
      2: be fully aware of; realize fully; "Do you appreciate the
         full meaning of this letter?" [syn: take account]
      3: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: prize, value,
          treasure]
      4: gain in value; "The yen appreciated again!" [syn: apprize,
          apprise, revalue] [ant: depreciate]
      5: increase the value of; "The Germans want to appreciate the
         Deutsche Mark" [syn: apprize, apprise] [ant: depreciate]