appreciate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈpriːʃieɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈpriʃiˌeɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə prēshē āt′)


Inflections of 'appreciate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
appreciates
v 3rd person singular
appreciating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
appreciated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
appreciated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
appreciate
If you appreciate something that someone has done for you, you are grateful to them because of it.
Thanks. I really appreciate your help.
We would appreciate guidance from an expert.
You can use appreciate with it and an if-clause to say politely that you would like someone to do something. For example, you can say ‘I would appreciate it if you would deal with this matter urgently’.
We would really appreciate it if you could come.
Be careful
You must use it in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, ‘I would appreciate if you would deal with this matter urgently’.
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