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appreciateverb

uk   us   /əˈpriː.ʃi.eɪt/

appreciate verb (VALUE)

B2 to recognize how good someone or something is and to value him, her, or it: There's no point buying him expensive wines - he doesn't appreciate them.C2 [T] to understand a situation and realize that it is important: We appreciate the need for immediate action. [+ that] I appreciate that it's a difficult decision for you to make. [+ question word] I don't think you appreciate how much time I spent preparing this meal.I/we appreciate... B2 used when you are thanking someone or showing that you are grateful: We really appreciate all the help you gave us last weekend. [+ -ing verb] I appreciate your making the effort to come.would appreciate B2 used when you are politely asking for something: I would appreciate it if you could let me know (= please let me know) in advance whether or not you will be coming.
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appreciate verb (INCREASE)

[I] to increase in value: The value of our house has appreciated by 50 percent in the last two years. Our house has appreciated (in value) by 50 percent in the last two years.
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