Appreciated



to be grateful or thankful for:
They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on:
to appreciate good wine.
to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect:
to appreciate the dangers of a situation.
to raise in value.
to increase in value:
Property values appreciated yearly.
Contemporary Examples

He appreciated the non-theistic approach because it helps “guide yourself to finding yourself,” he said.
The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab Stephen Krcmar June 15, 2014

Patton appreciated the art and strategy in war, she claims, though he had no illusions about its seriousness.
The Price of Being a Patton: Wrestling With the Legacy of America’s Most Famous General Tim Teeman May 25, 2014

Because she loves her man, she wants to see him appreciated.
Why Hillary Lashed Out Tina Brown August 11, 2009

Ever the gentleman, however, he announced that he, together with Ariane, had read and appreciated the first two chapters.
Reading Nabokov to Nabokov Lila Azam Zanganeh February 28, 2012

In fact they only serve to make clear how inadequately I appreciated the moment when it was here.
Didion Nearly Scrapped New Memoir Susan Cheever October 28, 2011

Historical Examples

The merit of the best California wines is not appreciated in the East.
Abroad at Home Julian Street

He did not think his services were appreciated by his king, and he offered them to Spain.
Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic

Even the most devout students of them do not seem to have appreciated their inestimable value in this regard.
Know the Truth; A critique of the Hamiltonian Theory of Limitation Jesse H. Jones

This, however, can always be dispensed with if its taste is not appreciated, or for any other reason.
The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile

They lived in the most cordial intimacy, having understood and appreciated each other from the first.
Original Short Stories, Volume 8 (of 13) Guy de Maupassant

verb (mainly transitive)
to feel thankful or grateful for: to appreciate a favour
(may take a clause as object) to take full or sufficient account of: to appreciate a problem
to value highly: to appreciate Shakespeare
(usually intransitive) to raise or increase in value
adj.

“received with gratitude,” by 1831; “enhanced in value,” 1794; past participle adjective from appreciate.
v.

1650s, “to esteem or value highly,” from Late Latin appretiatus, past participle of appretiare “to set a price to” (see appraise). Meaning “to rise in value” (intransitive) first recorded 1789. Related: Appreciated; appreciating.

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