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English word appreciate comes from Latin pretium (pay, hire, wage, bribe) and the Latin prefix ap- (a version of "towards") and suffix -atus (used to form adjectives from nouns indicating the possession of a thing or a quality).

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Appreciate detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pretium Latin (lat) Bribe. Pay, hire, wage, reward. Punishment. Ransom. Worth, price, value, cost.
ap- Latin (lat) form of ad- (“towards”)
-atus Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives from nouns indicating the possession of a thing or a quality.
appretiatus Late Latin (LL)
appreciatus Malayalam (mal)
appreciate English (eng) (intransitive, transitive) to increase in value.. (transitive) To be fully conscious of; understand; be aware of; detect.. (transitive) To be grateful or thankful for.. (transitive) To view as valuable.

Words with the same origin as appreciate

Descendants of pretium
precious price prize
Descendants of ap-
appendix