What does appreciate mean?

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Verb
  1. (transitive) To be grateful or thankful for.
  2. (transitive) To view as valuable.
  3. (transitive) To be fully conscious of; understand; be aware of; detect.
  4. (intransitive, transitive) to increase in value.
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We would appreciate it if you would support this event by taking part in the walk, sponsoring a walker or making a contribution.
Be in no doubt that we appreciate how ridiculous this whole episode must look.
One can also appreciate how the bean counters want to be able to close the books with a positive result against any negative expense.
The contest aims at encouraging people to appreciate the nuances of nature and capture its beauty on film, he says.
Why is it that we can only appreciate what we have when we experience its absence?
We cannot come to appreciate the happy times unless we have experienced the pain of unhappiness.

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