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.
adj 1: giving pleasure or satisfaction [syn: gratifying, pleasing,
2: fully understood or grasped; "dangers not yet appreciated";
"these apprehended truths"; "a thing comprehended is a
thing known as fully as it can be known" [syn: apprehended,