Appreciating



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

Rosenbaum contended that Ortega is incapable of appreciating her situation and assisting in her own defense.
‘Killer Nanny’ Case: What the Krims Didn’t Know About Yoselyn Ortega Michael Daly June 25, 2013

What they are not appreciating is the signal that sends to the rest of the world.
McCain: Obama Mishandled Egypt, Abandoned Libya and Syria Josh Rogin October 9, 2013

More important than determining who deserved credit is ap­preciating the dynamics that occur when people share ideas.
You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story Walter Isaacson October 18, 2014

With the New Moon, Tuesday, cultivate a half-full perspective, appreciating your devotees instead of wooing those who dismiss you.
Zodiac Beast: May 1-7 Starsky + Cox April 29, 2011

Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment.
Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation Malcolm Jones April 6, 2014

Historical Examples

The Germans were quick in appreciating his music; but it was not until after his death that his ability was conceded in France.
The Standard Cantatas George P. Upton

It was a view which the sympathetic Davidson was capable of appreciating.
Victory Joseph Conrad

Count Rostov approved of this suggestion, appreciating its reasonableness.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

To English connoisseurs belongs the credit of appreciating this great maker.
The Violin George Hart

The public found them out long before I did, and it is not very often that it gets ahead of a poet in appreciating his own works.
Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland

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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