英 [ə'priːʃɪeɪt; -sɪ-]
- vt. 欣赏；感激；领会；鉴别
- vi. 增值；涨价
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1. precious <===> appreciate.
2. price => precious, appreciate.
前缀ap-同ad-. 词根prec, 价格，见price. 指给出一个合理的价格，给出一个好价格。
- appreciate:  Like appraise, appreciate originally comes from the notion of setting a price on something. It comes from late Latin appretiāre, a compound verb formed from ad- ‘to’ and pretium ‘price’. The neutral sense of ‘estimating worth’ was already accompanied by the more positive ‘esteem highly’ when the word began to be used in English, and by the late 18th century the meaning ‘rise in value’ (apparently an American development) was well in place.
=> appraise, price
- appreciate (v.)
- 1650s, "to esteem or value highly," from Late Latin appretiatus, past participle of appretiare "to set a price to" (see appraise). Meaning "to rise in value" (intransitive) first recorded 1789. Related: Appreciated; appreciating.
- 1. The happiest are not those who own all the best things, but those who can appreciate the beauty of life.
- 2. It is easy to appreciate the craftsmanship of Armani.
- 3. I do very much appreciate the quietness and privacy here.
- 4. In time you'll appreciate the beauty and subtlety of this language.
- 5. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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