appreciate appreciate  /ə ˈpri ʃi ˌeɪt/


  1. (v) recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
  2. (v) be fully aware of; realize fully
  3. (v) gain in value
  4. (v) increase the value of
  5. (v) hold dear


Derived Word(s)


  1. And I appreciate the fact that you didn't seem offended by it.
  2. The key is that the 'heroes' actually retain their sentience, so they appreciate the horrific nature of their actions, they just can't calm their insatiable hunger for human flesh.
  3. More important, it suffers from the fact that the majority of Americans do not comprehend and appreciate the game's nuances.


  1. Constructing the future

    You may not have heard of URS -- an outside CEO once joked the company is better known as "UR What?" -- but you can most likely appreciate what it does: build things. From pipelines to power plants to airports, URS is one of the world's largest infrastructure players.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. New Vatican bank head says mission is total transparency

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Don't even think of calling Ernst von Freyberg, the president of the Vatican bank, God's New Banker. "I don't appreciate incorrect and silly descriptions," he said with a smile in his Vatican office, shrugging off a nickname that some have given him since he assumed his post four months ago. Still, von Freyberg talks like he is on a mission from God ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Video Interlude: For those who appreciate superhuman feats...

    For those who appreciate superhuman feats atop superhuman buildings: Curbed National has a behind-the-scenes video of someone climbing to the very top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest manmade structure. Go, watch.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Curbed LA


  1. "I did not appreciate what I considered to be a ridiculous spectacle during the congressional hearings into this matter," Obama said. "The American people could not have been impressed by that display and I certainly wasn't."
    on May 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "I appreciate the 21 years that Mike Shanahan has given to the organization as an assistant and head coach, and the two Super Bowl wins in that time," owner Pat Bowlen said in the statement. "His contributions hold a special place in Broncos...
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Pat Bowlen Source: Rapid City Journal

  3. "I appreciate the commitment and dedication that Josh and AJ demonstrated during their tenures," managing general partner Ken Kendrick said. "Their dismissal is a significant decision, but one that we find necessary in order to achieve a...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Ken Kendrick Source: TSN

Word of the Day
propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /