appreciate

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Appreciate is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈpɹiːʃieɪt/
  • SAMPA: /@"pr\i:SieIt/
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  • Hyphenation: ap‧pre‧ci‧ate

Verb[change]

Plain form
appreciate

Third-person singular
appreciates

Past tense
appreciated

Past participle
appreciated

Present participle
appreciating

  1. (transitive) If you appreciate something, you understand its value or its qualities
    It's hard to appreciate how difficult the job is until you try it yourself.
  2. (transitive) If you appreciate something, you feel thankful for it.
    Thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate the gift.
  3. (intransitive) If something appreciates, its value increases.
    It is amazing how much the value of my house has appreciated. Hopefully, it will continue to increase, as I am thinking of selling it in five to ten years.

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