appreciate Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “appreciate” - Learner’s Dictionary

appreciate

verb     /əˈpriːʃieɪt/
VALUE [T]
B2 to understand how good something or someone is and be able to enjoy them: There's no point buying him expensive wines - he doesn't appreciate them.Understanding and comprehendingTaking pleasure in something
GRATEFUL [T]
B2 to feel grateful for something: I'd really appreciate your help.Relieved and thankful
UNDERSTAND [T]
to understand something about a situation, especially that it is complicated or difficult: [+ (that)] I appreciate that it is a difficult decision for you to make.Understanding and comprehending
INCREASE [I] formal
to increase in value: Houses and antiques generally appreciate with time.Value and price increases
(Definition of appreciate from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
European Union – in or out? The language of the UK’s referendum
European Union – in or out? The language of the UK’s referendum
by ,
June 22, 2016
by Liz Walter On June 23rd, Britain will decide whether or not to remain part of the European Union (EU). I’m more than happy to bore friends with my own views on the subject, but the purpose of this post is simply to highlight the language of the debate. The precise question we will be answering

Read More 

Word of the Day

act out

to behave badly because you are unhappy or upset , often in ways that you are not aware of

Word of the Day

foodfie noun
foodfie noun
June 20, 2016
informal a photograph of the food that you are eating Foodfie on Instagram

Read More