apreciar

apreciar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to recognize merit)
a. to appreciate
Aprecio mucho una buena taza de café cuando hace frío en la mañana.I really appreciate a good cup of coffee when it's cold in the morning.
b. to value
Sinceramente aprecio tus consejos.I sincerely value your advice.
2. (to feel affection)
a. to be fond of
Eres un excelente amigo y te aprecio mucho.You are a great friend and I am really fond of you.
3. (to see)
a. to detect
Los investigadores apreciaron el mecanismo por el que los probióticos mejoran la salud.Investigators detected the mechanism by which probiotics improve health.
b. to notice
Apreciaron un olor a gas justo antes de la explosión.They noticed the smell of gas just before the explosion.
apreciarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (financial)
a. to appreciate
La empresa se apreció ocho por ciento el año pasado.The company appreciated eight percent last year.
b. to rise
El precio de las acciones de nuestra empresa se apreciaron este año.Our company's stock price rose this year.
5. (to be noticeable)
a. to appreciate
Se puede apreciar el uso del claroscuro en este cuadro.The use of chiaroscuro can be appreciated in this painting.
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apreciar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (valorar)
a. to appreciate
aprecio mucho tu ayudaI really appreciate your help
2. (sentir afecto por)
a. to be fond of
3. (percibir)
a. to detect, to notice
apreciaron una mejora significativathey detected o noticed a significant improvement
para apreciar mejor los detallesto be able to see the detail better
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (finance)
a. to appreciate
5. (notarse)
a. to be noticeable
no se apreciaba ninguna diferencia entre los dosthere was no noticeable difference between them
en el gráfico se aprecia un incremento espectacular de los ingresosin the graph we can see a spectacular growth in income, the graph shows a spectacular growth in income
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apreciar
transitive verb
1 (tener cariño a) to be fond of; like
aprecio mucho a tu padre I'm very fond of your father
2 (valorar) to value
apreciar algo (en) mucho to value sth highly
aprecio (en) mucho su amistad
apreciar algo (en) poco to attach little value to sth; set little value on sth
3 (percibir) [+comida, música] to appreciate
no sabe apreciar un buen vino he doesn't know how to appreciate a good wine
4 (Economía) [+moneda] to revalue
5 (agradecer) to appreciate
aprecio mucho lo que han hecho por mí I really appreciate what they've done for me
6 (detectar) to notice; detect
darse cuenta de
no apreció el sarcasmo en sus palabras he didn't notice o detect the sarcasm in her words; apreciaron una fractura en el hueso they detected o found a bone fracture; este barómetro no aprecia cambios mínimos this barometer doesn't detect o register very small changes
7 (Latinoamérica) (realzar) to add value to; enhance; improve
pronominal verb
apreciarse
1 (percibirse)
se aprecia la diferencia you can tell o appreciate the difference; como se aprecia en la radiografía ... as you can see in the X-ray ...; se apreciará un aumento de las temperaturas there will be a rise in temperature
2 [+moneda] to appreciate; rise (in value)
la libra se ha apreciado frente al marco alemán
[+valor] to appreciate; rise
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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