1 recognize good qualities
ADV. really | fully, properly The sound quality was poor so we couldn't fully appreciate the music.
2 be grateful
ADV. deeply, greatly, really, very much We do really appreciate your help.
ADV. fully, properly I fully appreciate your concern. We will do all in our power to help. | easily, readily The problems should be easily appreciated.
VERB + APPRECIATE fail to The government failed to appreciate the fact that voters were angry.
PHRASES be generally/widely appreciated It is generally appreciated that the rail network needs a complete overhaul.