Jul 19, 2007
Appreciate (Word of the day, 2007/7/18)
By Ann Lee
Appreciate (transitive verb)
• To understand how good or how useful someone or something is
Ex: I do appreciate Rebecca's ability and aggressive manner.
•To be grateful for something that someone has done.
Ex: I appreciated his help when we moved.
Ex: I would appreciate it if（＝please do what I ask）
----I would appreciate it if you would turn the music down.
• (Not in progressive) to understand how serious a situation or problem is or what someone's feelings are
Ex: I appreciate your problem ,but I don’t think I can help you.
• To gradually become more valuable over period of time
Ex: Most investments are expected to appreciate at a steady rate.
Ex: Land will continue to appreciate.
• Pleasure you feel when you realize something is good ,useful ,or well done
• Show your appreciation to someone that you are grateful for something they have done.
Ex: To show our appreciation for all your hard work, we'd like to give you a bonus.
Ex: We showed our appreciation with flowers.
• An understanding of the importance or meaning of something-- "+of"
Ex: a realistic appreciation of the situation
• "singular" a rise in value, especially of land or possessions
Ex: an appreciation of 50% in property values
Ex: The appreciation of the dollar against the yen is in your favor.
• Feeling or showing admiration or thank
Ex: An appreciative audience
• Be + appreciative + of
Ex: The visitors were appreciative of all the kindness they'd received.
Ex：She was deeply appreciative of your help.