Meaning of appreciate

ap•pre•ci•ate

Pronunciation: (u-prē'shē-āt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on: to appreciate good wine.
  2. to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect: to appreciate the dangers of a situation.
  3. to raise in value.
—v.i.
  1. to increase in value: Property values appreciated yearly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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