appreciate
ap·pre·ci·ate /ə-'prē-shē-ˌāt, -'pri-, -sē-/ vb -at·ed, -at·ing
vt
1: to judge or understand the significance of
incapable of appreciating the difference between right and wrong — B. N. Cardozo
2: to raise the market value of compare depreciate
vi: to rise in market value
ap·pre·ci·a·tion /ə-ˌprē-shē-'ā-shən, -ˌpri-, -sē-/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

appreciate
I (comprehend) verb acknowledge, apprehend, be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of, conceive, discern, know, notice, perceive, realize, recognize, take into consideration, take notice, understand associated concepts: appreciate a risk, appreciate the danger II (increase) verb advance, become greater, become more numerous, become of greater value, enhance the degree of, gain in worth, grow in value, improve, increase the market price of, make of greater value, rise, rise in value associated concepts: appreciate in value III (value) verb adequately perceive, aestimare, esteem, perceive the worth of, realize the worth of, recognize the worth of IV index accrue (increase), apprehend (perceive), comprehend (understand), conceive (comprehend), digest (comprehend), discern (detect with the senses), enhance, gauge, increase, note (notice), notice (observe), perceive, pierce (discern), realize (understand), recognize (acknowledge), regard (hold in esteem), relish, understand

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


appreciate
v.
(1) To grow in value.
(2) To understand; to realize fully the implications of something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


appreciate
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

appreciate
v.
   to increase in value over a period of time through the natural course of events, including inflation, greater rarity, or public acceptance. This can include real property, jewelry, rare books, art works or securities.
   See also: appreciation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Appreciate — Ap*pre ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appreciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appreciating}.] [L. appretiatus, p. p. of appretiare to value at a price, appraise; ad + pretiare to prize, pretium price. Cf. {Appraise}.] 1. To set a price or value on; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appreciate — 1 comprehend, *understand Analogous words: appraise, value, rate, *estimate, evaluate: *judge, adjudge: *apprehend, comprehend Antonyms: depreciate Contrasted words: disparage, derogate, detract, belittle, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appreciate — ap‧pre‧ci‧ate [əˈpriːʆieɪt] verb [intransitive] 1. to increase in value: • Their art collection has appreciated substantially, almost doubling in value. 2. FINANCE when a currency appreciates, it increases in value compared to other currencies:… …   Financial and business terms

  • appreciate — [v1] be grateful, thankful acknowledge, be appreciative, be indebted, be obliged, enjoy, flip over*, freak out on*, get high on*, give thanks, groove on*, welcome; concepts 12,32,76 Ant. be critical, criticize, disparage, disregard, neglect,… …   New thesaurus

  • appreciate — Its normal meaning ‘to acknowledge with gratitude’, especially in business correspondence (e.g. I appreciate everything that you have done to help us) and to form polite requests (e.g. It would be appreciated if you would reply by return of post) …   Modern English usage

  • appreciate — [ə prē′shē āt΄] vt. appreciated, appreciating [< LL(Ec) appretiatus, pp. of appretiare, APPRAISE] 1. to think well of; understand and enjoy; esteem 2. to recognize and be grateful for; be thankful for 3. to estimate the quality or worth of,… …   English World dictionary

  • Appreciate — Ap*pre ci*ate, v. i. To rise in value. [See note under {Rise}, v. i.] J. Morse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appreciate — (v.) 1650s, to esteem or value highly, from L.L. appretiatus, pp. of appretiare to set a price to (see APPRAISE (Cf. appraise)). Meaning to rise in value (intransitive) first recorded 1789. Related: APPRECIATED (Cf. Appreciated); appreciating …   Etymology dictionary

  • appreciate — ► VERB 1) recognize the value or significance of. 2) understand (a situation) fully. 3) be grateful for. 4) rise in value or price. DERIVATIVES appreciator noun. ORIGIN Latin appretiare appraise , from pretium …   English terms dictionary

  • appreciate */*/ — UK [əˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt] / US [əˈprɪʃɪˌeɪt] verb Word forms appreciate : present tense I/you/we/they appreciate he/she/it appreciates present participle appreciating past tense appreciated past participle appreciated 1) [transitive, never progressive]… …   English dictionary

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