What does appreciate mean?

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  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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Why is it that we can only appreciate what we have when we experience its absence?
One can also appreciate how the bean counters want to be able to close the books with a positive result against any negative expense.
I appreciate that it is good for pupils to mix, both disabled and able-bodied, as this reflects the general public.
I appreciate simplicity. The mediocrity. Of being absorbed in my thoughts. The life of a solivagant. It's who I am. It's all I know.
I would appreciate any information you have on Radar and dangers to health.
We cannot come to appreciate the happy times unless we have experienced the pain of unhappiness.

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