Appreciates



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

“The FDA appreciates the industry informing the FDA of the issue,” Beru wrote.
OJ Scare Shows Holes in FDA’s Food Screening Process Daniel Stone January 12, 2012

Thus far, the Obama administration has given no indication that it appreciates the gravity of the energy shortage to come.
America’s Surliest Pundit Reihan Salam April 21, 2009

At his core,” says Dinh, “Preet is a person who appreciates different points of view.
Wall Street’s New Sheriff Gary Weiss May 10, 2011

And Obama has made clear that he appreciates the role of checks and balances in our constitutional scheme.
The Iraq War Is Now Illegal Bruce Ackerman, Oona Hathaway December 30, 2008

Steve Ferrani, who uses an interactive teller at least once a week for his business deposits, appreciates the longer hours.
New Bank ATMs Feature Human Presence CNBC August 4, 2013

Historical Examples

With obvious defects as a producer, D’Annunzio appreciates spectacular symbolism.
The Art Of The Moving Picture Vachel Lindsay

That which a man earns by perspiration he appreciates and knows how to enjoy.
Dollars and Sense Col. Wm. C. Hunter

“I shore hopes they appreciates that,” he remarked whimsically, as he went inside the hut and closed the door.
Hopalong Cassidy’s Rustler Round-Up Clarence Edward Mulford

It shows one appreciates the books and takes an intelligent interest.
A harum-scarum schoolgirl Angela Brazil

He’s a business man, Mawruss, and he appreciates that we are up against a tough business proposition.
Worrying Won’t Win Montague Glass

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
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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