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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Appreciate


APPRE'CIATE, verb transitive apprishate. [Latin ad and pretium, value, price. See Price.]

1. To value; to set a price or value on; to estimate; as, we seldom sufficiently appreciate the advantages we enjoy.

2. To raise the value of.

Lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money.

APPRE'CIATE, verb intransitive To rise in value; to become of more value; as, the coin of the country appreciates; public securities appreciated, when the debt was funded.