ap·pre·ci·ate /əˈpriʃiˌet, ˈprɪ ||ˈprisi-/
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.
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.
Ap·pre·ci·ate, v. i. To rise in value. [See note under Rise, v. i.]
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,
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]