What does appreciate mean?

appreciate meaning in General Dictionary

to increase in price See note under increase v i

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  • To set a price or price to approximate justly to worth
  • hold dear
  • gain in worth
  • be completely alert to; recognize completely
  • recognize with appreciation; appreciate
  • increase the worth of
  • to create an amount or value on; to calculate justly; to worth.
  • to boost the worthiness of; to improve the marketplace cost of; -- opposed to depreciate.
  • To be sensible of; to distinguish.
  • to increase in worth. [See note under Rise, v. i.]

appreciate meaning in Legal Dictionary

v. to boost in value over a period of time through all-natural span of events, including inflation, better rareness, or community acceptance. This could include genuine home, jewelry, rare books, art works or securities.

appreciate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "to esteem or appreciate highly," from Late Latin appretiatus, past participle of appretiare "to set a price to" (see appraise). Indicating "to go up in price" (intransitive) first taped 1789. Related: Appreciated; appreciating.

appreciate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) Setting an amount or price on; to estimate justly; to worth.

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  • (v. t.) To raise the value of; to increase industry price of; -- against depreciate.
  • (v. t.) Becoming sensible of; to distinguish.

Sentence Examples with the word appreciate

Grouchy did not proceed to the front, and entirely failed to appreciate the situation at this critical juncture.

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