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English definition of “appreciate”

appreciate

verb [T] (VALUE)   /əˈpri·ʃiˌeɪt/
to be aware of something, or to understand that something is valuable: [+ that clause] I appreciate that this is a difficult decision for you. To appreciate something also means to be grateful for something: I appreciated your help very much.
(Definition of appreciate verb (VALUE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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