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English verb: appreciate

1. appreciate (emotion) recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)acknowledge, recognise, recognize

2. appreciate (cognition) be fully aware of; realize fully

SamplesDo you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?.

Synonymstake account

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)realise, realize, see, understand

3. appreciate (possession) hold dear

SamplesI prize these old photographs.

ExamplesSam and Sue appreciate the movie

Synonymsprize, treasure, value

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)do justice, recognise, recognize

4. appreciate (change) gain in value

SamplesThe yen appreciated again!.

Synonymsapprise, apprize, revalue

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)increase

Verb groupappreciate, apprise, apprize

Antonymsdevaluate, depreciate, devalue, undervalue

5. appreciate (change) increase the value of

SamplesThe Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark.

Synonymsapprise, apprize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)revalue

Verb groupappreciate, apprise, apprize, revalue


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