• WordNet 3.6
    • v appreciate increase the value of "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
    • v appreciate gain in value "The yen appreciated again!"
    • v appreciate be fully aware of; realize fully "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"
    • v appreciate recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
    • v appreciate hold dear "I prize these old photographs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • Appreciate To be sensible of; to distinguish. "To test the power of bees to appreciate color."
    • Appreciate To raise the value of; to increase the market price of; -- opposed to depreciate. "Lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money."
    • v. i Appreciate To rise in value. [See note under Rise v. i.
    • Appreciate To set a price or value on; to estimate justly; to value. "To appreciate the motives of their enemies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Little known, and even less appreciated, the United States actually has a mothers-in-law day.
    • appreciate To value; set a price or value on; estimate the commercial worth of.
    • appreciate To esteem duly; place a sufficiently high estimate on; recognize the quality or worth of: as, his great ability was not appreciated.
    • appreciate To be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect; perceive the nature or effect of.
    • appreciate To raise in value; advance the exchange, quotation, or price of: opposed to depreciate.
    • appreciate Synonyms Value, Prize, Esteem, Estimate, Appreciate. Value and estimate commonly imply a comparison with a standard of commercial worth: as, to value a picture at so much; to estimate its value at so much. To prize is to value highly, generally for other than pecuniary reasons, and suggesting the notion of reluctance to lose. Thus, we prize a book for its contents or associations; we prize a friend for his affection for us. To esteem is sometimes simply to think: as, I esteem him a scoundrel; sometimes to value: as, I esteem it lightly; sometimes to have a high opinion of or set a high value on: as, I esteem him for his own sake; in its highest sense it implies moral approbation. Estimating is an act of computation or judgment, and wholly without feeling or moral approbation: as, to estimate the size of a room, the weight of a stone, the literary excellence of a book, the character of a person. (See esteem, n., for comparison of corresponding nouns.) Appreciate is to set a just value on; it implies the use of wise judgment or delicate perception: as, he appreciated the quality of the work. With this perception naturally goes a corresponding intellectual valuation and moral esteem: as, they knew how to appreciate his worth. Appreciate often implies also that the thing appreciated is likely to be overlooked or underestimated. It is commonly used of good things: as, I understood his wickedness; I realized or recognized his folly; I appreciated his virtue or wisdom. Compare such phrases as an appreciative audience, a few appreciative words, appreciation of merit.
    • appreciate To rise in value; become of more value: as, public securities appreciated when the debt was funded.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Appreciate ap-prē′shi-āt to estimate justly, to be fully sensible of all the good qualities in the thing judged: to estimate highly: to raise in value, to advance the quotation or price of, as opposed to depreciate
    • v.i Appreciate to rise in value
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  • Igor Stravinsky
    Igor Stravinsky
    “The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.”
  • Grant Hill
    Grant Hill
    “Parents, they're strict on you when you're little, and you don't understand why. But as you get older, you understand and you appreciate it.”
  • Jo Coudert
    Jo Coudert
    “In order to plan your future wisely, it is necessary that you understand and appreciate your past.”
  • George W. Crane
    George W. Crane
    “Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
    “Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. appretiatus, p. p. of appretiare, to value at a price, appraise; ad, + pretiare, to prize, pretium, price. Cf. Appraise


In literature:

Of the parables in particular, as of the Scriptures generally, it is true that faith is necessary to the full appreciation of their meaning.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Miss Standish was willing to take any amount of trouble; all she asked was to be appreciated.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
The instruments of Gabrielli are now becoming better known and appreciated.
"The Violin" by George Hart
I never can tell you and your father my appreciation of your kindnesses.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Do not measure our appreciation by the length of time it has taken me to reply.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
The early New Englanders appreciated fully that education is an essential of potential equality.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
If we would appreciate our own morals and religion we are often advised to consider primitive man and his institutions.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
Yet behind the automatic efficiency of his thought lay an ironical appreciation of his tasks.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
They appreciate friendship and especially gratitude.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Inspiring as the spectacle was, however, it did not appreciably help matters.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Even the best class of natives do not appreciate, or feel grateful for, or even seem to understand a spontaneous gift.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
It is only as the years bring wisdom that men and women appreciate the old things of life, as well as the new.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
Robert R. Hemphill of South Carolina addressed a large and appreciative audience.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
My own immortal statesman will appreciate it.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
An opposite error disturbs one's appreciation of 'Venetia.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
He appreciated, too, Warren's tactful thought in turning Le Sage's attention right in the other direction.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
Washington appreciated his ability, and made him minister to The Hague and afterward to Portugal.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
But an appreciation of their real age, value, and interest has been the reward of the literary investigations of our own time.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
It was condescension, and he appreciated it.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
Winthrop's appreciation was good.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson

In poetry:

Some heart that appreciates each little kindness,
That knows all my feelings, tho' oft unexpressed,
That sees not my faults with a passionate blindness,
But clings to my soul when 'tis sorely distressed.
"Kindred Spirits" by Jared Barhite
there in the hall, flat on a sheet of blood that
ran down the stairs. I did appreciate it. There are few
hosts who so thoroughly prepare to greet a guest
only casually invited, and that several months ago.
"Call Me" by Frank O Hara
True, England does not need our help to smite her present foe;
There's little on the surface, but much going on below;
Aye, others worse than Kruger, with hostile hearts unseen,
Appreciate the meaning of that loud "God Save the Queen."
"The Transvaal Contingent" by Anonymous Oceania
'Twas one of her practical drives--she thought I'd understand!
But I'll never break sod again till I get the lay of the land.
But one thing's settled with me--to appreciate heaven well,
'Tis good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
"Gone With A Handsomer Man" by William McKendree Carleton
'Twas one of her practical drives—she thought I'd understand!
But I'll never break sod again till I get the lay of the land.
But one thing's settled with me—to appreciate heaven well,
'Tis good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
"Gone With A Handsomer Man" by Will McKendree Carleton
Said the Spider: "I appreciate your most peculiar case,
And your feet must be quite handy when you want to run a race;
But though you gain in some ways, in some other ways you lose;
And, of course, my friend, you must be quite extravagant in shoes."
"The Two Friends" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Fort Bliss' Military Retiree Appreciation Day chock-full of info.
Call us cynical, but most "food holidays" seem like a not-very-subtle way to drive profits towards a somewhat under-appreciated (meaning, under-purchased) food.
I usually ignore strange food celebrations — and there area dozens of them — such as National Peanut Butter Day or kumquat appreciation month.
Having been morbidly fascinated with Noam Chomsky for decades and having written about him on several occasions, (and even engaged in some private correspondence with him), I appreciate Arch Puddington's assessment of his newfound popularity.
Hats off to Estherville businesses, which put forth a great effort in showing the customers how much they are appreciated during Chuck Wagon Day on Thursday.
Here's one you can appreciate.
Lemon ice cream can be hard to find — Mary Beth Nolan's lemon semifreddo is a cool, creamy option for people who appreciate yellow citrus after dinner.
New Jersey City University 's Art Blakey Combo kicked off WBGO's annual celebration of student ensembles with a live performance in our studios in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month.
Roots music fans appreciate authenticity more than fading rock stars.
Hair stylists find a market, and an appreciative clientele , by setting up shop in Bend's long-term residential care facilities.
Instead of fine-tuning after having clinched a division title or wild-card berth, they were a sub-.500 team motivated by professional pride on Fan Appreciation Night.
The music companies lash back, complaining that Napster users have no appreciation of their hard work.
Ruiz and Palme d'Or might go unnoticed by some, but those who appreciate fine French fare know just where to go for the best — except Sundays and Mondays, when the place is closed.
Giorgio Napolitano called the director to say he "appreciated" the film, while newspapers said its chances for an Oscar candidacy could be hurt by the lack of a major prize.
Scholars who talk about America's "civic religion" often don't appreciate the half of it.

In science:

However, itself an appreciation of one picture as usual, and of the other as unusual and wonderful - this is not yet the physics.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
This is especially easy to appreciate if the initial state has been taken as the equipartition over some small bounded subset of the phase space (the “phase drop” with small, but non-zero volume).
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
Carlson are greatly appreciated and have been crucial to the completion of this work.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
Although the ribosome loading might varying slightly along the chain, this variation occurs only near the ends and does not appreciably affect the equilibrium end-to-end distributions.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
As a first step, we have simply assumed a scenario in which the elongation rates do not vary appreciably over the coding region.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
We also appreciate open exchanges with Alexis Kaporis, Lefteris Kirousis, and Efthimios Lalas.
The Satisfiability Threshold of Random 3-SAT Is at Least 3.52
To appreciate how the complications of non-equilibrium phenomena have changed our view of the world we go back a few decades to the work on systems theory pioneered by Von Bartalanffy and subsequently developed by many scientists.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
One theory that has since its inception included the effect of the observer on the system observed is that of quantum mechanics (by using the case of quantum mechanics we can appreciate again how much the observer is involved in a physical fact and in its analysis).
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The only appreciable difference, as it is also the case for the spectrum, appears for the Λc and Λb baryons.
Charmed and Bottom Baryons: a Variational Approach based on Heavy Quark Symmetry
Although P (k , N ) contains all information about the degree of the first node, the behavior of its moments hka iN = P kaP (k , N ) is simpler to appreciate.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
However, it is a well-known but little appreciated fact that Voinov’s solution fails away from the contact line in the de-wetting situation.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
Although we will certainly not attempt to make a survey of loop quantum gravity1 , a minimal introduction to the general programme and its foundations is required, in order to appreciate the origins, place and role of the space of generalized connections.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
In the case of Type II distributions a single integration of σ− gives the ‘equation of state’ β = − tanh−1 u, where we will soon appreciate β as the intensive variable conjugate to the extensive variable u.
The linear Ising model and its analytic continuation, random walk
To appreciate some of the difficulties facing theoreticians, we must consider the physical nature of protein folding. A denatured protein makes many interactions with solvent water.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
This is motivated by Kingman’s random partition structures, , but it is not necessary to be acquainted with those to appreciate this perspective.
A Thinning Analogue of de Finetti's Theorem