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Appreciated Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    appreciated adj
  1. giving pleasure or satisfaction [syn: gratifying, pleasing, satisfying]
  2. fully understood or grasped; "dangers not yet appreciated"; "these apprehended truths"; "a thing comprehended is a thing known as fully as it can be known" [syn: apprehended, comprehended]
Appreciated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Appreciate \Ap*pre"ci*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appreciated; p. pr. & vb. n. Appreciating.] [L. appretiatus, p. p. of appretiare to value at a price, appraise; ad + pretiare to prize, pretium price. Cf. Appraise.]
  1. To set a price or value on; to estimate justly; to value. To appreciate the motives of their enemies. --Gibbon.
  2. To raise the value of; to increase the market price of; -- opposed to depreciate. [U.S.] Lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money. --Ramsay.
  3. To be sensible of; to distinguish. To test the power of bees to appreciate color. --Lubbock. Syn: To Appreciate, Estimate, Esteem. Usage: Estimate is an act of judgment; esteem is an act of valuing or prizing, and when applied to individuals, denotes a sentiment of moral approbation. See Estimate. Appreciate lies between the two. As compared with estimate, it supposes a union of sensibility with judgment, producing a nice and delicate perception. As compared with esteem, it denotes a valuation of things according to their appropriate and distinctive excellence, and not simply their moral worth. Thus, with reference to the former of these (delicate perception), an able writer says. ``Women have a truer appreciation of character than men;'' and another remarks, ``It is difficult to appreciate the true force and distinctive sense of terms which we are every day using.'' So, also, we speak of the difference between two things, as sometimes hardly appreciable. With reference to the latter of these (that of valuation as the result of a
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Appreciated'

In accounting, appreciation of an asset is an increase in its value. In this sense it is the reverse of depreciation, which measures the fall in value of assets over their normal life-time. Generally, the term is reserved for property or, more specifically, land and buildings.

Applied to a currency, appreciation is a rise of its value in a floating exchange rate.

In times of high inflation, appreciation of assets will be common to all balance sheet assets. In any viable modern economy, such property tends to increase in value over the years – if only because of the scarcity of usable land forces its price in a competitive situation. However, this belief has often caused speculative bubbles to arise.

There are considerable difficulties in assessing the increase in value of any particular asset. This is principally because of the variety of interpretations that can be attached to the concept of value itself, as well as the various instruments and methods used in the valuation process.

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* Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them. - Anne-Sophie Swetchine

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