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Antonyms for appreciate
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term appreciate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appreciate(verb)

    recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

    devalue, depreciate, undervalue, devaluate

    take account, apprise, apprize, revalue, treasure, value, prize

  2. appreciate, take account(verb)

    be fully aware of; realize fully

    "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"

    undervalue, depreciate, devaluate, devalue

    prize, treasure, value, apprise, take account, apprize, revalue

  3. prize, value, treasure, appreciate(verb)

    hold dear

    "I prize these old photographs"

    devalue, undervalue, depreciate, devaluate

    value, apprise, assess, apprize, hold dear, care for, respect, appraise, esteem, pry, prize, cherish, rate, take account, measure, treasure, evaluate, jimmy, lever, revalue, prise, valuate

  4. appreciate, apprize, apprise, revalue(verb)

    gain in value

    "The yen appreciated again!"

    undervalue, devalue, depreciate, devaluate

    prize, treasure, send word, value, apprise, take account, give notice, advise, notify, instruct, apprize, revalue

  5. appreciate, apprize, apprise(verb)

    increase the value of

    "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"

    depreciate, devaluate, undervalue, devalue

    prize, treasure, send word, value, apprise, take account, give notice, advise, notify, instruct, apprize, revalue


  1. appreciate(verb)


    esteem, estimate, understand

  2. appreciate(verb)

    to be grateful or thankful for.

    I appreciate your efforts


    understand, esteem, estimate

  3. appreciate(verb)

    to view as valuable.

    You must learn to appreciate time


    estimate, understand, esteem

  4. appreciate(verb)

    to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.

    To test the power of bees to appreciate color.


    esteem, understand, estimate

  5. appreciate(verb)

    to increase in value.

    The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.

    understand, estimate, esteem


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appreciate(v)

    Esteem and estimate alike imply to set a certain mental value upon, but esteem is less precise and mercantile than calculate or estimate. We esteem a jewel precious; we estimate it to be worth so much money. This sense of esteem is now chiefly found in literary or oratorical style, and in certain conventional phrases; as, I esteem it an honor, a favor. In popular usage esteem, as said of persons, denotes a union of respect and kindly feeling and, in the highest sense, of moral approbation; as, one whom I highly esteem; the word may be used in a similar sense of material things or abstractions; as, one whose friendship I esteem; a shell greatly esteemed for inlaid work. To appreciate anything is to be deeply or keenly sensible of or sensitive to its qualities or influence, to see its full import, be alive to its value, importance, or worth; as, to appreciate beauty or harmony; to appreciate one's services in a cause; the word is similarly, tho rarely, used of persons. To prize is to set a high value on for something more than merely commercial reasons. One may value some object, as a picture, beyond all price, as a family heirloom, or may prize it as the gift of an esteemed friend, without at all appreciating its artistic merit or commercial value. To regard (French regarder, look at, observe) is to have a certain mental view favorable or unfavorable; as, I regard him as a friend; or, I regard him as a villain; regard has a distinctively favorable sense as applied to institutions, proprieties, duties, etc., but does not share the use of the noun regard as applied to persons; we regard the Sabbath; we regard a person's feelings; we have a regard for the person. Compare ESTEEM, n.

    calculate, consider, deem, esteem, esteem, estimate, hold, prize, regard, think, value

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appreciate

    undervalue, misconceive, misjudge, ignore, misappreciate

    esteem, recognize, acknowledge, respect, value, prize, regard, reckon, estimate

How to use appreciate in a sentence?

  1. Ken Tota:

    I appreciate the strategy.

  2. Dominic Riccitello:

    Love. Be thankful. Appreciate.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    I don't appreciate what he said.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I appreciate his service very much.

  5. Linus Jansen:

    It’s made me appreciate what I have.

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