Meaning of “appreciate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /əˈpriːʃieɪt/
Extra Examples
I bought Caroline the more expensive chocolates because I knew she would appreciate them.There's no point buying flowers - he won't appreciate them.Any advice that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.I appreciated his openness.I really appreciate all of your help and generosity.

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.

B2 to feel grateful for something:

I'd really appreciate your help.

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.
INCREASE [ I ] formal

to increase in value:

Houses and antiques generally appreciate with time.

(Definition of “appreciate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)