(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. prize, esteem, value; increase[in value]; comprehend, understand; realize worth. See approbation, knowledge, measurement, gratitude. Ant., decrease.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To be grateful]
Syn. welcome, thank, enjoy, pay respects to, be obliged, feel obliged, be indebted, feel obligated, be obligated, be appreciative, acknowledge, never forget, give thanks, overflow with gratitude; see also thank .
Ant. find fault with, minimize, complain*, object.
2. [To recognize worth]
Syn. esteem, prize, value, treasure, cherish, honor, extol, praise, applaud, admire, look up to; see also admire 1 .
3. [To enjoy, as art]
Syn. be sensitive to, have a taste for, have a faculty for, respond to, enjoy, relish; see also like 1 .
4. [To be aware of]
Syn. comprehend, understand, apprehend, recognize; see understand 1 .
Syn.- appreciate , in this comParison, implies sufficient critical judgment to see the value of or to enjoy [ to appreciate good music ] ; to value is to rate highly because of worth [ I value your friendship ] ; to prize is to value highly or take Great satisfaction in [ a prized possession ] ; to treasure is to regard as precious and implies special care to protect from loss; to esteem is to hold in high regard and implies warm attachment or respect [ an esteemed statesman ] ; to cherish is to prize or treasure, but connotes greater affection for or attachment to the thing cherished [ she cherished her friends ] See also Synonym Study at understand .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. enjoy esteem, value, prize, regard, respect, like, cherish.
2. be thankful for be obliged, be grateful, give thanks, acknowledge, credit.
3. grow in value increase, gain, compound, enhance, inflate.
ANT.: 1. overlook, disregard, ignore. 2. depreciate, decrease, deflate, lose
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of: cherish, esteem, prize1, respect, treasure, value. Idiom: set store by. See PRAISE. 2. To regard with great pleasure or approval: admire. See LIKE, PRAISE.

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