1. [ verb ] recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
Related terms: acknowledge
2. [ verb ] be fully aware of; realize fully
Synonyms: take_account

"Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"

Related terms: understand appreciator
3. [ verb ] hold dear
Synonyms: value treasure prize

"I prize these old photographs"

Related terms: see do_justice recognize treasure
4. [ verb ] gain in value, as of a currency
Synonyms: apprise apprize revalue

"The yen appreciated again!"

Related terms: depreciate increase
5. [ verb ] increase the value of, as of a currency
Synonyms: apprize apprise

"The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"

Related terms: depreciate revalue
Similar spelling:   appreciated