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appreciate

verb  us   /əˈpri·ʃiˌeɪt/

appreciate verb (VALUE)

[T] to be aware of something, or to understand that something is valuable: [+ that clause] I appreciate that this is a difficult decision for you. [T] To appreciate something also means to be grateful for something: I appreciated your help very much.

appreciate verb (INCREASE)

[I/T] to increase in value: [I] Our house appreciated by 20% in two years.
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