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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


Antonymsdepreciate









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