Definition of appreciate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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appreciate

verb
əˈpriːʃieɪt
 
; əˈpriːʃieɪt
 
 
1 [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) appreciate somebody/something to recognize the good qualities of somebody/somethingYou can't really appreciate foreign literature in translation.His talents are not fully appreciated in that company.Her family doesn't appreciate her.2 [transitive] (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to be grateful for something that somebody has done; to welcome somethingappreciate something I'd appreciate some help.Your support is greatly appreciated.Thanks for coming. I appreciate it.I would appreciate any comments you might have.I would appreciate it if you paid in cash.appreciate doing something I don't appreciate being treated like a second-class citizen.appreciate somebody doing something We would appreciate you letting us know of any problems.3 [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) to understand that something is true
Synonym
realize
appreciate something What I failed to appreciate was the distance between the two cities.appreciate how, what, etc… I don't think you appreciate how expensive it will be.appreciate that… We didn't fully appreciate that he was seriously ill.
4 [intransitive] to increase in value over a period of timeTheir investments have appreciated over the years.
Opposite
depreciate